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The City of London’s economic research programme provides analysis into current issues affecting the City - blogs from us, our contributors and partners
Interests: London, The City, economy, infrastructure, competitiveness, emerging markets, corporate responsibility, social investment, environment, London’s communities, financial and professional services, regulation, taxation, Europe, economic analysis
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By Dr Laura Davison, Head of Research at the Economic Development Office, City of London Corporation My previous blog (28/09/2017) highlighted how important a role the UK’s large financial services (FS) firms play in generating turnover – with the 115 FS firms with more than £1 billion turnover generating 88%... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at City of London Economic Research
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By Fiona Morrill, Financial Services Research Officer in the Economic Development Office This week we’ve been looking at the ONS’ new data on international trade in financial and insurance services in 2016[1], which help to shape our understanding of how finance supports the wider UK economy, and the international reach... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at City of London Economic Research
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By Dr Edward Jones, Researcher in the City of London Research Team The growth of the digital industries is a much-discussed phenomenon, credited with having transformed the economic fortunes of our near neighbours in Shoreditch and Hoxton. At the metropolitan scale, the Mayor of London anticipates that ‘Information and Communication’... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Katharina Ehrhart, Researcher in the City of London Research Team In previous blogs we have looked at jobs growth in London and beyond, noting that nearly 663K, or almost two thirds of financial services (FS) jobs were based outside of London. This blog sets out where these FS jobs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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The ‘Apprenticeships in the City’ workshop series is supporting firms who are new to apprenticeships to bring fresh talent into their business. Sophie Hulm, Senior Policy and Programme Manager, explains how all businesses, including SMEs, can use the apprenticeship levy to open their door to untapped talent. Read Sophie’s blog. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Responsible City
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By Dr Laura Davison, Head of Research at the Economic Development Office, City of London Corporation This week has seen the annual release of the latest Business Register and Employee Survey (BRES)[1], which we use as the basis for our reporting of jobs and employment by sector. The latest figures... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Dr Laura Davison, Head of Research at the Economic Development Office, City of London Corporation Across the UK economy, there were 5.5 million private sector firms in 2016 - 0.1% were large firms (employing 250 people or more), jointly accounting for 40% of employment and 53% of turnover.[1] My... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Robert Clear, Researcher in the City of London Research Team The UK’s finance and professional services (FPS) sector is highly dependent on international talent, with workers from abroad holding 12% of its jobs. With EU citizens’ future work and residency rights unclear, and in light of the Government’s pledge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Angelika Bialowas and Jonathan Andrews, Future Trainee Solicitors at Reed Smith LLP Over June-July 2017, as part of a Business Intelligence Project for MA (LPC) as Future Trainee Solicitors at Reed Smith LLP, we undertook a research project for the City of London Corporation. The project sought to understand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Saif Ullah, Researcher in the City of London Research Team Over the last month, several large international banks have begun to provide more details about their location plans post-Brexit. Some of the announcements have arisen partly as a response to the Bank of England’s request for information of banks’... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Fiona Morrill, Financial Services Research Officer in the Economic Development Office The financial and related professional services sector plays a key, direct role in enabling other firms to grow; through financing investment in capital; supporting the day to day running of their businesses through managing cash flow; providing insurance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
By Robert Clear, Researcher in the City of London Research Team In discussions about prosperity there is an increasing focus on social mobility, particularly on the career barriers faced by workers from disadvantaged backgrounds. It’s still the case that recruitment by many large, high-profile firms is slanted towards those who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Fiona Morrill, Financial Services Research Officer in the Economic Development Office Last week (4/07/17), Edouard Philippe, the French prime minister, outlined a series of measures to attract international businesses to Paris, with the aim of making the city the “number one financial centre in Europe after Brexit”. These measures... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
By Saif Ullah, Researcher in the City of London Research Team Last night (5/07/17), the Lord Mayor hosted an annual dinner for HM judges at Mansion House. The dinner is an opportunity to recognise the world-renowned status of UK judges and the huge contribution this profession makes to the UK... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Edward Clarke, Research Manager in the Economic Development Office Following the vote to leave the EU a year ago, observers have been concerned as to how this will impact on London’s role as the financial services centre for Europe and, by most measures, the world. So what can the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Hui Chai and Adar Schneider, Urban Economic Development, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London The previous blog of this two-part piece looked at the value of shared workspaces to businesses; this week’s post will focus on the support provided by other major cities to develop shared workspaces,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Hui Chai and Adar Schneider, Urban Economic Development, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London With the rise of agile working and increased mobility in the modern economy, the spaces people work in are quickly changing. Our research looked into shared workspaces in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Saif Ullah, Researcher in the City of London Research Team Last week (11/05/17), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new data estimating the value of service exports by sector across UK regions and countries. This is the second year that the ONS has produced the experimental dataset, with... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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Fiona Morrill, Financial Services Research Officer in the Economic Development Office This week we’ve been looking at the challenges facing the UK financial services industry, and how to identify and scope out new opportunities for trade in international markets. As the leading global financial centre, the UK specialises in the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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Maxine Kennedy, Research Officer in the Economic Development Office This week’s blog looks at the new data on productivity in the UK. What is productivity and why is it important? Productivity, measured as output per worker, per job and per hour, tells us how efficient resources are being used and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Robert Clear, Researcher in the City of London Research Team Here we present a brief snapshot of London’s working age population, taken from the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data. London’s working-age profile The most recent Annual Population Survey (APS) data show that in December 2016 the total... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Dr Laura Davison, Head of Research at the Economic Development Office, City of London Corporation In this article, I've analysed data on the distribution and location of UK firms and jobs in financial services, highlighting how highly concentrated employment is in large firms, and how concentrated financial services clustering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
By Maxine Kennedy, Researcher in the City of London Research Team The tech sector identifies the City of London as having all the ingredients for startup success – talent, capital, superb infrastructure and potential for partnerships with larger corporates – according to a new research report launched at MIPIM, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Saif Ullah, Researcher in the City of London Research Team Last week (17/03/17), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a new set of data looking at housing affordability across local authorities in England and Wales from 1997 to 2016. This is the first time ONS has published housing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at City of London Economic Research
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By Robert Clear, Researcher in the City of London Research Team In April this year the Government plans to introduce reforms to apprenticeship funding, with the intention of raising investment in apprenticeships to £2.5bn by 2020 – double the level of 2010 (more on the reforms here). Below we take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at City of London Economic Research