TheCityUK champions UK-based financial and related professional services. We are a membership body, lobbying on the industry’s behalf, producing evidence of its importance to the wider national economy.

The UK-based financial and related professional services industry is a core driver of the economy, responsible for 12 percent of economic output and employing nearly 2.2 million people. Our reach extends far beyond the City of London, with two-thirds of employment outside the capital. Professional services employment outstrips financial services employment. The industry is also an enabler for the rest of the economy, providing financing for businesses and a wide range of products and services to individuals. However, growth is not guaranteed and action is required to secure new opportunities.

To overcome challenges, sustain our competitive advantage as the leading global financial and related professional services cluster and continue to lead in financial and related professional services expertise and innovation, we should focus on five priorities:


In the UK, the EU and internationally, we seek to influence policy which drives competitiveness, creating jobs and lasting economic growth. Our authoritative research and economic insight brings together the highest level of government and most senior industry figures, to shape better policy decisions, for the sector and its consumers.

TheCityUK produces evidence-based policy proposals on the issues that matter most to our industry, our members and the customers they serve. We promote open markets and seek to create the conditions which lead to business opportunities and economic growth. Our members enjoy unrivalled connectivity and profile-building across industry, government and the media. Through membership your organisation will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate on programmes which align with your commercial objectives and position in the market.

TheCityUK’s programme of work falls into three main areas of activity:

Find our more about out Board of Directors, our Advisory Council and key members of staff via the links below: