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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 27, 2012 01:07 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Feb 27, 2012

According to a survey by Smart Growth Analytics , Surrey comes top of the list of homeworking and shedworking spaces of 174 areas in England and Wales. Smart worked out the figure by using the percentage of home offices as a proportion of all those in employment in the area. Apparently, Surrey has 27,000 home offices and almost 5% of those employed in the area work in them. The average is nearer 5,000. The top 25 home office hotspots are dominated by the South East. Here are the next batch of placings • Hampshire (South East, 2nd) • Hertfordshire (East of England, 3rd) • Kent (South East, 4th) • Essex (East of England, 5th) • Oxfordshire (South East, 6th) • Buckinghamshire (South East, 7th) • West Sussex (South East, 8th) • Cambridgeshire (East of England,10th) • Camden (London, 13th) • Kensington and Chelsea (London, 16th) • East Sussex (South East, 17th) • Suffolk (East of England, 21st) • Barnet (London, 22nd) • Norfolk (East of England, 23rd) • Westminster (London, 24th) Jim Plunkett-Cole, Principal Analyst at Smart Growth Analytics, said: "The findings demonstrate the economic importance of home offices in regional economies across the Country. They begin to help us understand the increasingly important home-based economic functionality of the more rural and residential areas outside of London, and particularly the Home Counties and Shire Counties across England & Wales. They provide strong supportive evidence of a need for home office support across these areas in order to maximise their economic contribution. In particular, they demonstrate a need for higher speed broadband, ‘virtual’ business support services and networking." ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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