Tuesday January 21, 2020

It’s now or never for the great British jobs bonanza

When Britain voted to exit the EU, the hope was that Ireland would gain as financial services companies rushed to leave London for more EU-friendly bases, boosting employment opportunities here. So far, though, it’s been more of a trickle than a flood

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

8th July, 2018
London’s skyline: according to EY, the city will lose 10,000 jobs on the day Brexit is enacted, but how many of those jobs will come to Ireland? Picture: Getty

The Brexit countdown clock is ticking. It is more than two years since British voters confounded the pollsters by deciding to leave the European Union, and less than nine months until the official exit takes place.

The negotiations between Britain and Europe are veering from car crash to disaster. But where is the economic catastrophe?

In the run-up to the referendum there were dire warnings that leaving would cause a cataclysmic blow to London’s financial...

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