Category: Brexit

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

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