Tax Professional? 9 Great Reasons To Move to Hampshire.

Published 5 months ago by Matthew Whiteley


Hampshire has received a wealth of 'best town' awards over the past few years, winning the 2018 title of 'the happiest place in the UK' for the town of Rushmoor. Hampshire also had the highest proportion of desirable places to live according to the 2019 Halifax Quality of Life Survey. It's beautiful towns rank amongst the highest for labor, environment, health, housing, and wellbeing. With its perfect relocation and career opportunities, it's easy to see why such a large proportion of people move to the famous county each year.

Avoid The London Commute 

You won't need to brave your standard hour and a half commute each day just to get to work. Hampshire hosts a wealth of accountancy firms, from Big 4 to top-quality independent firms. You can experience a short local journey into work with beautiful coastal and countryside views.  Winchester is a great place to work and live, with Cathedral City views and plenty of places to eat and drink.

Develop Your Career

If you're looking to develop your career further, look no further than Hampshire. There is a wealth of accountancy firms and tax jobs to accommodate your needs, from independent expert firms to larger Big 4 companies. Looking to relocate from the cut-throat city life to a better place, still with a reputable company? Hampshire can cater to your career, whether you're a Tax Senior Manager or a newly qualified professional. The biggest demand in Hampshire is for corporate tax professionals, although there is also opportunities for private client tax professionals and global mobility specialists.

Embrace The Hampshire Lifestyle

Hampshire boasts some of the largest coastal areas in the UK, including Southampton and Portsmouth. Home to ships, shops, and the Spice Inn, Portsmouth offers a greater sense of community,  as well as many sites and attractions to keep you amused.  The area offers history, a sense of home, and combines the two with hours of entertainment, including ghost-walks, the annual Portsea Carnival, and even wakeboarding. All the buzz of London, but by the sea.

High-Standards Of Schools Allow Successful Family Relocation

With an exceptional level of Outstandingly ranked Ofsted report for schools in Hampshire, the area has a great selection of schools for your children. Check out the Good School Guide for more information on schools near you.

A Healthy Economy To Support Your Career

Southampton boasts one of the fastest increasing Gross Value Added (GVA) rates in the UK, a marker of UK economic growth, developing by 5.7% from 2016 to 2017. At the end of 2019, Hampshire as a whole showed an unemployment rate of 1% lower than the national average, suggesting a healthy economy to support your relocation. The Hampshire economy alone contributes up to 35.4 billion to the UK as a whole, with 65,000 businesses and over 680,000 people in work. 

Good Diversity Of Businesses

Hampshire hosts an incredible diversity of businesses, including digital, aerospace, defense, financial services, and maritime sectors. Many corporate brands from IBM to Airbus host their strategic operation hubs in Hampshire. Almost 40% of Hampshire goods are exported, making it the highest export county in the UK. Business survival rates are amongst the highest in the UK.

The Beautiful Landscape And Things To Do

Home to the beautiful Cathedral City of Winchester, the New Forest and South Downs National Parks and hospitable seaside port-towns like Lymington. 

Larger towns like Southampton and Portsmouth also boast a thriving nightlife if you're not quite at the age to settle down. 

Whatever you fancy doing, whether you're looking for activities to keep your family (or friends) occupied, you're certain to find somewhere for you in Hampshire.

Live In Luxury

Used to London prices? Hampshire offers far more affordable housing, with three-bedroom homes starting from £275,000 in Aldershot and selling for as little as £180,000 in Andover. 

These locations are reputable and boast good economies. The same prices also true in areas like Basingstoke, Eastleigh, and Fareham. Combine this with the lower cost of living and significantly reduced commuter costs and you can still earn a high income with greatly reduced monthly expenditure.

A Better Quality Of Life

5-minutes away from the sea and the countryside, it's no wonder that Hampshire offers a better quality of life than other UK cities. Hampshire council takes an active stance on climate change and if you're living outside of the larger cities, you can expect less noise pollution as your only a stone's throw away from Nature. In fact, Hart in Hampshire had the highest life expectancies in 2018 and reported good health for 97% of their local population.

If you're looking to boost your career,  live a better quality of life, have fun or even put roots down somewhere new, you may want to consider moving to Hampshire. 

Contact us if you would like to discuss what the tax market in Hampshire can offer you. 

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