Backing the UK

"We are a British bank that is dedicated to the United Kingdom. We will do whatever we can to help our customers and our clients deal with the adjustments that invariably will come because of the Brexit vote."

Jes Staley, Group CEO, Barclays

Partnerships and Programmes


Building Thriving Local Economies

At a time of economic change, it’s really important to work together to help the UK to go forward. We believe that economic success comes from the hard work of people and businesses in local communities around the UK. 


Helping to deliver the Northern Powerhouse

Barclays and the UK Government have agreed key priorities to deliver economic growth, champion the region and sharpen efforts to help its connectivity. More broadly, we want to promote and celebrate major projects in the North which really help to demonstrate the tangible growth of the Northern economy.


Backing the UK's exporters

Barclays has partnered with The Policy Institute at King's College, London to look at how the UK can improve its export performance.


Supporting female entrepreneurs

The Female Founders Forum is a joint initiative established by Barclays and The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) in 2016, bringing together the UK’s most prominent and successful businesswomen to collectively tackle obstacles to female enterprise.



Barclays LifeSkills to help tackle UK employability skills gap

Barclays’ LifeSkills programme to be extended to support the entire UK workforce


Barclays launches initiative to build thriving local economies

Barclays is joining forces with local authorities, academics, schools and business groups to boost local economic growth, under a major five-year programme.


All aboard with Barclays’ new £500m fund for Northern SMEs

Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley visited a 40-year-old family-run bus refurbishment company in Northumberland as part of a tour of businesses across the North East of England.

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