Reading tops list of best places to work in an office, with Coventry and Oxford making top five

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Reading is the best place in the UK to work in an office, according to a new survey.

The study by the marketing agency School of Marketing analysed data including transport costs, fuel costs, average salaries, and Internet access to see which areas came out on top.

The study found Reading was the best place to work in the office, performing best all-round on transport costs and wages.

It scored third for the highest salaries, behind London and Oxford, with an average wage of £2,617 a month.

The town has seen big companies move in with new offices, with the likes of Huawei, Three UK and Microsoft all operating in the area.

Coventry was third, with the city second scoring highest for internet speeds and accessibility with a maximum mean download speed of 849 megabytes per second. It was also one of the cheapest for transport, coming in second behind Dundee with the cost of a one-month bus pass at £50.90 on average.

Coventry has been the hub of operations for pharmaceutical companies, software development, finance and more, with many companies choosing to move their offices further North due to rising costs in the South.

Oxford came fourth scoring second for salaries behind London. In combination with affordable transport costs, residents spend only 2.1 per cent of their wages on commuting, the lowest out of the areas measured.

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