Our work

Our work is focused on the priorities of our members and where our cross-sectoral remit can add the most value - international trade and investment; long-term competitiveness; UK regions and nations; industry trust and reputation and sustainability. We provide a wide range of research that helps shape the debate and influence policy for UK-based financial and related professional services.

First-look report - Long term competitiveness Summary of the Financial Services and Markets Bill 2022 and the Chancellor’s Mansion House speech
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FinTech in Kenya: Towards enhanced funding and investment

TheCityUK and the Nairobi International Financial Centre (NIFC) share common goals in wanting to ensure that our respective financial services sectors continue to be attractive, open and competitive in a global market.

UK- comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership (CPTPP) trade negotiations

The UK-based financial and related professional services industry has strong trade and investment ties with the CPTPP trade bloc and a major presence in the fast-growing Pacific Rim region. Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are all priority markets. CPTPP accession will help the UK to develop more integrated financial markets with Pacific Rim countries through deepening financial regulatory co-operation.

How to strengthen the UK’s short term mobility system

Access to the world’s best talent is mission critical for UK-based financial and related professional services businesses. How can the UK make short-term business mobility easier to strengthen the UK’s competitiveness and capacity for innovation and help underpin the UK’s status as the world’s leading international financial centre.

Green finance: a quantitative assessment of market trends

This report offers quantitative analysis of green finance — both green debt and green equity — over 2012-21. It contextualises the growth of green finance over the past decade and analyses green finance market trends in the UK and globally.

Legal excellence, internationally renowned UK legal services 2021

Our annual ‘Legal excellence, internationally renowned: UK legal services 2021’ report underscores the vital contribution that UK legal services makes to the financial and related professional services ecosystem and the wider economy.