Category: London Business

ULEZ – confusion amongst London’s businesses

Just three days before its introduction last month, many businesses in the capital were unclear about various aspects of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), according to polling released by LCCI.  The polling of 571 London business decision makers, weighted to be representative of London businesses by size and broad industry sector, was carried out by

London business backs more tax retention for local government

As councils across London met last month to set their council tax levels for the first financial year ahead, polling released by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed that three in five London business leaders think that allowing local government to have greater control over tax levels would have a positive impact on the

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

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

Delivering for a Megacity – Why we need a Freight Commissioner for London

Today, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called on City Hall to appoint a Freight Commissioner to lead on freight and logistics in London, as the Mayor consults on a new Transport Strategy for the capital Why is this important? Freight plays a vital, if not always appreciated, role in our everyday lives. From

LCCI Cyber Security Series Part 1: The smartphone

Recent government figures show that nearly half of all businesses suffered at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.  Cybercrime truly entered the public consciousness in May this year, when a global ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations crippled NHS services in some parts of the

Hear from Labour party leader Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP at the British Chambers of Commerce Business and Education Summit

How can business and education providers work together to help young people succeed in their careers? Join the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Thursday 6 July to hear from other influential names in the worlds of business and education including, among others, Neil Carmichael (Former chair, Education Select Committee), Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Progress report – Sadiq Khan’s year in office

Last month Mayor of London Sadiq Khan marked his first year in office. London’s highly- respected newspaper The Evening Standard assessed how he was doing on the major issues facing the capital – policing, housing, business, the environment and transport. Most progress had been made in the areas of business and the economy, and the