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UK talent pools will run dry without easier immigration

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The UK’s credentials as a leading global financial centre are undisputed. Our time zone, language, and regulatory system all contribute to this unrivalled status.

Over the centuries the sector has combined tradition with innovation and shown openness and willingness to change and adapt.

This has made the Square Mile an attractive arena with unique strengths for business – such as our access to a deep pool of the most highly skilled and talented workers in the world.

Currently just under 20 per cent of the financial services workforce is international, rising to 42 per cent in Fintech.

This world class multinational and multilingual workforce gives Britain an edge over our rivals.

The benefits the UK gains from being at the zenith of financial services are immense.

The industry contributes over 10 per cent of the UK’s total........

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