The housing debate – no silver bullet

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) recently brought together two key players in the ongoing housing debate – Tony Pidgley CBE, chairman of The Berkeley Group plc and Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader of the Council, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – to put their views to 150 business leaders and owners ranging from

Overhauling the capital’s skills system

Significant changes need to be made to skills and training provision in London if the capital is to continue to thrive. That was the outcome of a report by LCCI and London Councils launched earlier this year. London Business 1000: Assessing the capital’s skills challenge (based on an annual survey of more than 1000 London

Networking for women in the workplace

In her role as an ambassador, Angela Griffiths works with the Corporate Engagement Team at Middlesex University to develop and enhance relationships with employers and external partners and build up strategic partnerships. Angela’s principal role with the university is networking and she is a member of many business networks but has a particular interest in

London businesses worried about the cost of business space

More than half of London companies have business space concerns, according to a recent poll carried out by ComRes for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The survey found that 55 per cent of London’s firms are worried about business space – matching the figure recorded in last year’s survey. The most frequently cited concern

Preparing for Brexit deal – 90 weeks is not enough

LCCI has warned that the absence of detail from ministers on key Brexit requirements for business will see the UK miss out on new economic opportunities. Publishing a new report: Two years on from the Referendum: What London businesses need from Brexit, the Chamber has warned that government is failing businesses in several areas –

Green belt is central to London’s housing solution

Statistics show that London’s population has risen in the last 20 years by 25 per cent (1.7 million), with job growth at 40 per cent (1.6 million). Over the same period housing supply has lagged, growing at only 15 per cent. It is no surprise then, that the lack of housing supply is impacting negatively

Challenging quarter for London firms

Action must now be taken to strengthen the foundations of the capital’s economy and boost confidence amongst its businesses. This was demonstrated by the latest LCCI Capital 500 Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) results which were released last month at GVA’s Gresham Street offices. The survey, based on a representative sample of more than 500 London

Housing, transport and skills on the MIPIM agenda

MIPIM, the world’s leading property event is vast, with over 24,000 participants, and over 3,100 exhibiting companies from 100 countries in attendance. This four-day event in Cannes provides an international platform for debate in the property sector that is unrivalled. LCCI’s primary focus during MIPIM 2018 was not just on the challenges of catering for

Mapping and data are solving real world problems

Mapping of data has come a long way since 1854 when Dr John Snow plotted locations of cholera cases on a map during an outbreak of the disease in Soho. This comparatively simple act enabled Dr Snow to better understand his data and draw the correct conclusions, thus contributing to a new understanding of the