Best UK Cities for Remote Workers in 2022


According to Startups Cities Index 2022, the best UK city for remote work in Liverpool, followed by Glasgow and Coventry. The study analyzed factors such as broadband speed, 4G mobile coverage, and 5G preparedness. 

With the increase in remote work, countries are focusing on building environments suitable for digital nomads. This means better internet speed, coworking spaces, and living costs, among other factors to attract them. 

Top 10 Cities to Work Remotely in 2022

The Startups Cities Index analyzed 5 major categories to define which are the best cities for remote workers in the UK:

  • Business support
  • Infrastructure
  • Talent
  • Wellbeing
  • Business activity

According to the research, these are the top 10 cities for remote workers in the UK:

  1. Liverpool
  2. Glasgow
  3. Coventry
  4. Nottingham
  5. Brighton
  6. Newcastle
  7. Bristol
  8. Leicester 
  9. Hull
  10. Birmingham

Depending on entrepreneurs’ priorities, the result can slightly change. For instance, among the 25 cities that were analyzed, the best one in terms of business support is Birmingham. In terms of business activity, Manchester is the fastest growing. For entrepreneurs looking for talent, Edinburgh is the best choice. And the best city for infrastructure is Glasgow. 


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