About

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.

TheCityUK is the industry body for UK-based financial and related professional services, producing evidence of their importance to the wider economy. In the UK, across Europe and globally, we seek to influence policy to drive competitiveness, create jobs and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry accounts for nearly 11 per cent of total UK gross value added and employs over 2.2 million people right across the country. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus greater than all other net exporting industries combined.

Watch the below video to find out more about the work of TheCityUK and why our industry is so crucial to the UK economy. 

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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, across Europe 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 industry and its customers.

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 through the media. Through membership of TheCityUK your organisation will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate on programmes of work 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: