Google to create 3,000 more UK jobs in major boost for London technology scene

Google has confirmed plans to build a new £1bn headquarters in London and create 3,000 jobs, in a move that will be seen as a vote of confidence in Britain’s prospects after Brexit.

Announcing plans to expand the internet giant’s new London campus in King’s Cross, its chief executive Sundar Pichai said the investment showed Google was “committed to the UK”.

Mr Pichai said that by 2020, Google will employ 7,000 people at its London base, which will be its biggest development outside of the US, up from 4,000 today. The commitment is the latest by a major technology company since the referendum, coming after Apple and Amazon announced plans to expand in the capital.