These are the most prosperous cities in the UK

The number of millionaires in the UK has sky-rocketed by 41 per cent over the past five years, new figures show.

There are now 715,000 millionaires living in Britain compared with 508,000 in 2010, according to Barclays.

The data follows a report published earlier this year which found the gap in Britain between the rich and the poor was the biggest in the EU.

These are the top 10 most affluent cities, based on average annual pay, in the UK:

1 London

2 Reading

3 Cambridge

4 Birmingham

5 Bristol

6 Leeds

7 Cardiff

8 Manchester

9 Liverpool

10 Newcastle

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