Edinburgh has been named the best city outside London to launch a business, with Glasgow also making the top three.

Price comparison website NerdWallet analysed data including business survival rates, rental costs, and monthly pay to compile the latest league table.

The Scottish capital was first, followed by Leeds and then GlasgowEdinburgh scored highly in the majority of the categories assessed, with Glasgow benefiting from strong performances in areas including average monthly pay and the number of nearby universities.

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