For a bit of balance, consider this (copied from http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... eGFzCRAhSw):
Financial and professional services continue to make a
substantial contribution to the UK economy. Key aspects include:
● Over 1 million people working across the UK in financial services, nearly 4% of total
UK employment. About one third are employed in London and two thirds in the rest
of the UK.
● The UK financial services trade surplus of £36bn in 2010 helping to offset the £98bn
deficit in trade in goods.
● The UK’s financial services industry contributing £124bn to UK GDP in 2009,
accounting for 10% of total economic output.
● UK financial services contributing £53bn in tax revenue in 2009/10, 11% of total UK
Myth my arse.
superfrank wrote:it's about time people stop believing the myth that the financial sector is somehow a massive net earner for the UK...
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