Category: Brexit

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

Preparing for a post-Brexit Europe

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has been clear from the outset that for any deal on a ‘post-Brexit Europe’ to succeed, the ‘will of business’ must be reflected. It will be, after all, businesses across Europe that will be at the forefront of making whatever new political arrangements that emerge from the negotiations

Building bridges and growing networks

It’s been almost a year since Sadiq Khan won the election and asked me to become his deputy mayor for business. With his commitment to become the most pro-business Mayor London had ever seen, he handed me the formidable task of leading this effort, a task that was made more complicated when the UK voted

Confidence rising … but concern about cashflow

LCCI in partnership with leading polling agency ComRes have released the Capital 500 Quarterly Economic Survey for the first quarter of this year. The survey, taken before the triggering of Article 50 and the announcement of the June election, found that although businesses reported an increase in confidence and outlook for the year ahead there

We have seen pragmatism from business, now we need practical action from Government

It is a testament to the resilience of London businesses that, since last year’s referendum, we have not experienced any sense of panic about Brexit. Rather, firms across the capital have largely taken a pragmatic and level-headed approach to Britain’s exit from the EU. Following the coming General Election, they will look to new ministers

Brexit Q&A

How will the High Court ruling impact on Brexit? On 3 November 2016, the High Court ruled that the Prime Minister could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (the process which sets in motion the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union over a two-year period) without recourse to Parliament.. The government has appealed

Right signals needed for transport

Secretary of State for Transport Rt. Hon Chris Grayling was the guest speaker at the LCCI’s annual transport dinner in November. In his introduction LCCI chairman Tony Pidgley pointed out that since last year’s event there had not only been a new transport secretary but also a new Prime Minister, and a new relationship with Europe.