UK economy grew more than thought


UK economy grew more than thought

Britain’s coronavirus-hammered economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the final three months of last year but still shrank by the most in more than three centuries in 2020 as a whole. The figures also revealed the biggest pile of household savings on record last year, which the Bank of England thinks will fuel…

【移居英國】英國倫敦及伯明翰作為投資銀行及大型機構根據地的原因


【移居英國】英國倫敦及伯明翰作為投資銀行及大型機構根據地的原因

英國歷史的代言城市伯明翰人口和面積僅次於倫敦,是歐洲最年輕人口的聚集地人口與面積均僅次於倫敦,地處英格蘭中心。伯明翰地區是擁有歐洲最年輕人口的地區,為全英國主要製造業中心之一。伯明翰交通便利,來往方便,有的逛有的吃,物價相對來說合理的一個城市。伯明翰汽車工業規模很大,有“英國底特律”之稱。繼而成為全世界最大最集中的工業區。 英國25%以上的出口產品是在伯明翰區域製造的,現在伯明翰機場已經有到歐洲、北美和亞洲的直飛航班,每年客運量高達一千萬人次。 最近Financial Times 也針對伯明翰訪問了投資銀行及律師事務所以伯明翰作為根據地的原因 喬·漢納福德(Jo Hannaford)宣布高盛(Goldman Sachs)在英國第二大城市伯明翰開設辦事處時, 她很困惑很多人問她“為什麼選擇伯明翰?”。   在為期兩年的全球軟件開發站點搜索中,高盛評估了許多國際城市的優點。倫敦人漢納福德說:“分析使我們回到了伯明翰,”漢納福德說,他是監管和商業服務主管。 “這是一個非常安全的決定。這是很合理的。”   伯明翰以其在工業革命中的作用而聞名的這座城市正在重塑自己,成為技術和金融服務中心。   它已經吸引了匯豐銀行的國內總部和德意志銀行的大型前哨站。但事實上,高盛是全球知名的金融機構之一,選擇了阿姆斯特丹,法蘭克福或巴黎等地為首的位置,這一事實增加了它的吸引力。 來自伯明翰的歐洲律師事務所DLA Piper聯合運營的桑德拉·華萊士(Sandra Wallace)相信,其他銀行和科技公司也將效仿。她堅持要留在伯明翰,即使晉升為英國聯合王國,然後是歐洲共同管理合夥人也是如此。   她說:“如果高盛也選擇了伯明翰,那麼對其他大型機構來說它也是個好選擇。”   DLA辦公室於1993年成立,目前擁有150名員工,並且正在搬遷至更大的辦公場所。 DLA只是跟隨其不斷增長的客戶群。她說:“在西米德蘭茲郡,我們的客戶做得更多,不跟隨他們似乎很瘋狂。” “這裡有很多人才。”   倫敦的人口是30年來的首次下降,那裡的公司不得不考慮,在經過多年的工人遷移之後,他們是否必須搬到工人所在的地方。   作為英國第二大城市的伯明翰,與倫敦勢均力敵   措施 伯明翰 倫敦 2020年每週收入(£) 513.21 713.08 2021年3月甲級寫字樓租金(英鎊/平方英尺) 34.50 64.80 *倫敦市 2020年平均房價(英鎊) 209,703 631,261 工作年齡,NVQ4及以上的資格(2019)(%) 30.2 53.3 工作年齡,無學歷2019(%) 14.10 6.80     英國科技公司招攬人才 科技公司Kainos是該人才庫的又一開拓之地。該公司於2019年到達,擁有150名員工,目前正在招聘50名員工,使這家總部位於貝爾法斯特的公司成為全球第三大辦事處。 Kainos幫助Netflix,HP和Booking.com等公司開展數字項目。  …

The Mills Fabrica to open in the UK


The Mills Fabrica to open in the UK

The Mills Fabrica, a global platform for sustainable and social innovation, has announced its opening plans for a new physical hub in the UK this Summer. Founded as the innovation arm of Hong Kong-based property regeneration project The Mills, the expansion to London marks the next step in building a global community of innovators and…

London takes global top spot for luxury home sales


London takes global top spot for luxury home sales

Coronavirus restrictions have not dented demand for super-prime properties in the UK capital. The super-rich bought more homes in London than any other city in the world last year, according to new figures from estate agent Knight Frank, with buyers lured by the weak pound and the end of the UK’s Brexit saga. Buyers from…

Boris Johnson lifts UK COVID-19 restrictions


Boris Johnson lifts UK COVID-19 restrictions

Outdoor hospitality will be among those reopening in England next week after the Prime Minister confirmed the roadmap is on track and planned easements can go ahead. Significant parts of the indoor economy and further outdoor settings will reopen from 12 April, after data confirmed the government’s “four tests” for easing Covid restrictions had been…

Uber Green launches in London


Uber Green launches in London

Uber Green launches in London. The ridesharing company will offer passengers using the Uber app in London’s Zone 1 the ability to select a fully electric vehicle for the very first time. It’s hoped the new Uber Green option in the app will encourage riders to take action on climate change by selecting a fully electric vehicle….

Red phone boxes are available to adopt and transform for just £1


Red phone boxes are available to adopt and transform for just £1

Local communities have been urged to take advantage of a scheme to help transform iconic red phone boxes around Edinburgh for the 21st century. BT have announced that across Scotland, 600 phone boxes are up for grabs, including 31 around the Capital which are waiting to be transformed. Since 2008, a total of 482 phone…