In Sweden, as in many countries, there has been a trend for talented, ambitious young people to move to the three metropolitan areas of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö/Lund. This has lead to considerable depopulation in rural areas and great pressure on the housing market in those cities.
So it was interesting to read this article in The Independent about how many thirty somethings living in London have realised that a greater quality of life is on offer in other parts of the country.
They are moving not to the countryside but rather to medium-sized provincial cities like Birmingham and Bath. Considering how difficult it is to find a home in Stockholm, one wonders how long it will be before we see a similar trend here.