Financial services: contribution to the UK economy

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Series Details No.6193 (25.04.18)
Publication Date 25/04/2018
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In 2017, the financial services sector contributed £119bn to the UK economy, 6.5% of total economic output. The sector was largest in London, where 50% of the sector’s output was generated.

There were 1.1m financial services jobs in the UK, 3.2% of all jobs.

Exports of UK financial services were worth £61bn in 2016 and imports were worth £11bn, so there was a surplus in financial services trade of £51bn.

44% of financial services exports went to the EU and 39% of financial services imports came from the EU.

In the context of Brexit, there was seen to be significant implications for the financial services sector.

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