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.
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
Last November Mayor Sadiq Khan published the draft London Plan – the document that sets out the strategic framework for how the capital will develop over the coming decades. In response to a consultation on the plan, the LCCI published its latest report Brown for Blue: Land to house London’s emergency workers. Blue light housing
At the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Property and Construction Group, Colin Stanbridge was the moderator when Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of the Berkeley group and LCCI President, went head-to-head with Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. “How did this event come about? Two strong personalities with differing
The late Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said at the time of the 1964 sterling crisis that “a week is a long time in politics”. How, one wonders, would Mr Wilson describe the current political climate in the UK? In the year since the last Autumn Statement a lot has changed, to say the
More than four in five London businesses say increased investment in infrastructure is important for the UK economy in the period between the referendum and the start of Brexit negotiations according to a new survey by ComRes for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The poll of more than 500 business leaders found that
Housing, skills, and digital connections should be high on new mayor’s agenda to ensure London remains a great place for businesses and their employees. In the recent London mayoral hustings, aspiring candidates have been at pains to persuade us that they will make sure the capital remains a great place in which to live and