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Brexit and ‘missing’ financial services jobs in the United Kingdom

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Heneghan, M 

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the impact of Brexit on financial services employment in the UK. Initial estimates suggested that around 10,000 jobs could relocate from London to other EU financial centres as a result of Brexit. Official statistics show that the total number of job relocations that has taken place to date is lower than these estimates, but concerns have been raised concerning ‘missing’ financial services jobs as employment growth has been relatively flat since Brexit. We analyse the geographies of these ‘missing’ jobs and examine the different causes in wholesale and retail banking. Our findings suggest that it is the combination of Brexit alongside the changing nature of financial work itself that best account for ‘missing’ financial services jobs in the UK. As a result, Brexit is far from done and, in the case of financial services, it is likely to be some time before its full impacts are fully understood.

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4406 Human Geography, 44 Human Society, Generic health relevance, 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Journal Title

Contemporary Social Science

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Journal ISSN

2158-2041
2158-205X

Volume Title

18

Publisher

Informa UK Limited