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- Brexit Bulletin: Are banks already planning the Big City Exit? - 25 Aug 2016
Bigger investment banks with their European headquarters located in London are already intending to exit and are arranging it.
Many plan to launch the process of shifting jobs from the United Kingdom within weeks of the government initiating Brexit, people informed on the plans of four of the largest companies, as Gavin Finch from Bloomberg reported.
It shows that the banks may shift quicker than their public patience announcements would assume and mirrors anxiety, as UK does not have a plan to shield their status as international financial hub. Many people have concerns that banks located in Britain, will not have the right to offer services freely in the European Union.
As Andrew Gray, head of Brexit for UK, commented, this year will be about thinking on future scenarios, alternatives and contingency planning. It should be taken into account, that some plans will require time to be performed and unfortunately some companies cannot afford to wait jeopardizing their businesses.
U.K. inflation developed faster than forecasted for July and import expenses were increased to the highest level in four years, showing that sterling`s collapse after referendum makes prices grow.
Client-price increase, has grown to 0.6 percent, as the Office of National Statistics reported. Economists researched that it would remain on the level of 0.5 percent. The growth was fed by input expenses, which hiked an annual 4.3 percent last month, ending 32 consecutive drops, when import prices were increased enormously since 2011.
Current data that came out this week, will allow to see which impact the Brexit has on the economy.
Activist investors effect
Brexit may attract more activist investors to Britain. Since the Brexit, funds that encourage for making changes in companies’ strategies or look for board positions trying to increase share prices have been revealed in a large amount of London-listed companies.
The Resolution Foundation has concerns that the Brexit will hit the earnings of low-paid British workers even in the conditions of decreased foreign labour by radical cuts to sloping migration.
The estimation shows that salaries of British workers in the industries most affected by migration, would increase 0.2 – 0.6 percent by 2008 if the inflow was immediately decreased to below a government goal number of 100,000. Current migration is 333,000 per year.
But Resolution stated that any growth would be washed out by a 2 percent decrease in real incomes implied in the forecasts of Bank of England that came out this month, which proved faster inflation development and slower economic growth.