I was recently at a seminar hosted by the London Chamber of Commerce, and those news reports are slightly at odds with the stats provided by ComRes and The Chamber.
For instance, one of those articles that you linked mentions 7,000 jobs being cut in London*. Yet the workforce in the City of London is 513k (see below for source). So less than 1%, even if the data is a year out of date. And assets moving might be happening, but in the insurance game that situation is companies setting up the bare minimum required to move assets to, say, Brussels or Dublin. Workforce wise, the City of London is as strong as ever. From clients I speak to, who work around here, I don’t necessarily see a change in that - hard Brexit, soft Brexit or remain. We’re all fearful of the ramifications of what might pan out, but so far I haven’t seen a single change either anecdotally, with my own eyes or in the data produced by the Chamber. Although, you could argue that the Chamber have a vested interest in these matters.
Elsewhere in Britain, I don’t know. Just commenting on the City of London.
*The most recent Business Register and Employment Survey (2018), shows that 513,000 people are employed in the City of London. This represents 10% of Greater London’s employment, and 1.6% of the GB’s total employment, meaning that over 1 in 58 of the GB’s workforce are employed in the City.
Source: Office for National Statistics