Research reveals best places for business in the UK
Northampton provided the best business environment in the UK in 2013, according to research by Experian.
The research measured the performance of UK towns and cities against four key indicators: the number of start ups, rate of insolvencies, level of financial health, and turnover growth compared with 2012. The majority of towns and cities in the top 20 are located in the South of England.
The research also revealed that Central and East London had some of the highest start up rates, and Aberdeen had the lowest rates of insolvency in the whole of the UK.