In the last six years, Hart, the district which encompasses Fleet, Eversley and Yateley, has topped Halifax's Quality of Life survey five times. 

Halifax's Quality of Life survey takes into account a number of factors when creating its league bible including; residents' health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather. 

In 2019 Orkney was crowned the UK’s best place to live

* Orkney knocks Hart off top spot, Richmondshire now in second place

* South East England has the most areas in the top 50

* People in Rushmoor, Hampshire are officially the happiest in the UK

Orkney has finally been crowned the UK’s best place to live, following the past two
years as runner up, according to the 2019 Halifax Quality of Life Survey.
The archipelago, famed for its spectacular landscapes and archaeological treasures, sealed
the top spot based on Orcadians’ high employment levels, low crime rate, strong exam results,
smaller primary class sizes and good health and happiness scores.
Richmondshire in North Yorkshire took second place (up from 9th), followed by Rutland in the
East Midlands, Hambleton in North Yorkshire and Eden in Cumbria in fifth place
Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax, said: “Orkney has consistently been
considered one of the best places to live in the UK and Orcadians will be delighted to hear
they have now taken the crown. Its remote location may not be for everyone, but this comes
with the benefit of having high employment, low crime rates, smaller class sizes and more
affordable housing.

“While the South East continues to have the most locations in the top 50, we’ve seen
Northern areas perform particularly well on education while they also benefit from lower
house prices when compared to average earnings.”
More than half of the top 50 places to live are now outside Southern England
More than half (28) of the top 50 best places to live in the UK are now outside Southern
England, with eight in the East of England, including St Albans (9
th), East Hertfordshire (14th)
and Uttlesford (18th).

East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber each have five areas,
including Rutland (3rd), Hambleton (4th), Ryedale (8th) and Derbyshire Dales (10th). The North
West and Scotland both have two areas and Wales one – Eden (5th), Ribble Valley (23rd),
Orkney (1st), Shetland (39th) and Monmouthshire (48th).

Video of Fleet and Church Crookham

TAX Paid in Hart

Council Hart
Council type Shire District
Council Tax Owed £68,084,000
Council Tax Collected £67,204,000
Council Tax Uncollected £880,000
Council Tax Collection Rate 98.71%
England council tax collection rate 97.04%
Council Tax Collection RANK 39
Business Rates Owed £30,295,000
Business Rates Collected £29,838,000
Business Rates Uncollected £457,000
Business Rates Collection Rate 98.49%
England business rates collection rate 98.32%
Business Rates Collection RANK 154