Supporting UK FinTech: Accessing a Global Talent Pool

WPI Economics, in partnership with Innovate Finance, explored the growth of the UK FinTech sector and the possible impacts of Brexit on the Industry.

The report required a multi-tier research methodology: An extensive literature review and analysis of companies house data; a survey of almost 100 firms; semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders; and modelling of various scenarios.

Our findings revealed that the number of UK FinTech firms will more than double by 2030 with a more than 30% increase in the UK FinTech workforce, and that a restrictive immigration model could cause a shortfall of 3,200 EEA workers between 2021 and 2030.

The report is being used by Innovate Finance as a response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence of EEA-workers in the UK Labour force.

The report, accessible here, was provided with infographics of the key findings to present the research in an engaging manner and allow the findings to be shared on digital platforms, and was published alongside a shorter and shareable Social Shorthand with key insights from our findings.