Britain should velocity up post-Brexit reforms and crackdown on its “anti-competitive” tax regime if it desires to retain London’s crown as Europe’s main monetary centre, senior bankers have argued.
Anna Marie Dunn, JP Morgan’s finance chief for Europe, mentioned banks in the UK have to pay extra tax than they do in different monetary centres which is “anti-competitive” and may deter lenders from having belongings in the nation.
Richard Gnodde, Goldman Sachs’ European head, added that tax on banks wanted a “lot of work”.
Their feedback come amid fears that one other wave of company decision-makers will likely be advised to transfer to the bloc as the European Central Bank (ECB) enters the remaining part of its so-called “desk mapping exercise”.
Goldman and JP Morgan have elevated their EU workforces by 1,800 individuals mixed as a results of Brexit, both by relocating London bankers or hiring employees on the floor.
A financial institution government mentioned earlier this year that “it’s always possible” Brussels may ask for extra employees or capital to relocate out of the UK.
Bankers have raised their issues alongside the publication of a report by suppose tanks New Financial and the Atlantic Council which argued that “faster” post-Brexit reform was key to guarantee the UK stayed forward of rivals.
It known as for Britain to now deal with constructing better ties with the US, which it mentioned may assist the UK develop its capital markets by 40pc by serving to firms elevate an additional $75bn a year.
“The UK should move further and faster in reforming the framework for banking and finance and the wider ecosystem to reboot UK capital markets and improve the competitiveness of the City of London,” the report learn.
“Faster coordinated action on taxation, regulation, and access to world-class talent is needed to ensure the UK remains well ahead of competitors.”