Category: Brexit

Immigration, skills, transport, housing – Mayor addresses key business issues

Earlier this summer over 150 LCCI members attended an ‘in conversation’ event with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. In a packed City Hall chamber – the same space where the monthly Question Time is held with the London Assembly– the Mayor outlined his priorities for the capital. In a two-hour session chaired by the

Right immigration system key to post-Brexit future

London’s businesses and public have said that allowing London to set its own immigration targets (for people with key skills) is the most important thing to keep the capital successful post-Brexit, whilst tackling knife crime should be the capital’s highest priority after Brexit. The polling, released last month by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

London businesses confidence plummets

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) latest economic survey has highlighted the loss of confidence in the London and UK economy amongst the capital’s businesses. The government, London’s Mayor, and the Mayoral election candidates have been urged by the Chamber to urgently act upon the findings. The Capital 500 Quarterly Economic Survey for the last quarter

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

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 –

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

London needs an immigration system that supports the capital’s unique characteristics

London has a greater reliance on foreign workers than the rest of the UK. The capital has long been a hub for immigration and EU workers make a vital contribution to the London and wider UK economy. LCCI-commissioned research found that the capital is three times more reliant on foreign workers than the rest of

Government urged to get ports ‘Brexit ready’

London businesses have called on the government to undertake necessary infrastructure enhancement now to ensure English ports can fully support the economy post-Brexit. The call followed a Dover – Calais fact-finding trip where an London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) delegation was briefed onsite about on port operations. LCCI Policy Director, Sean McKee said: “With