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If London declines post-Brexit, is that such a bad thing?

Some Londoners—like young people looking to get on the housing ladder—could get used to their city being a little bit less extraordinary. But if the capital suffers, the rest of the UK will lose out too

By Kat Hanna  

The London skyline seen from Primrose Hill. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

London is going through a post-Brexit wobble. Decelerating job growth, declining business confidence and falling foreign direct investment suggest uncertainty about London’s future trajectory. An intriguing result of this slowdown is that London is beginning to look more like the rest of the UK. But what exactly does this mean for the capital, and why does it matter for those of us who don’t live there?

Centre for London’s latest publication, The London Intelligence, provides a quarterly analysis of…

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