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Leeds has emerged as the major centre for financial and professional services in the north. It has one of the fastest expanding and most diverse economies in the UK. Over the past 20 years, more jobs have been created in Leeds than any major city outside London. More than 100,000 people - around 20% of the workforce - are employed in financial and business related services and over 30 national and international banks are based in the city.

Leeds is the largest legal centre outside the capital and a major centre for accountancy, banking, insurance, building society finance, corporate and retail financial services. The city has been transformed by massive investment in commercial property development. In the last ten years, £2.3 billion worth of major development schemes have been completed and another £3.3 billion worth of schemes are in the pipeline or already under construction.

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