Category: Policy and Public Affairs

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

Mapping and data are solving real world problems

Mapping of data has come a long way since 1854 when Dr John Snow plotted locations of cholera cases on a map during an outbreak of the disease in Soho. This comparatively simple act enabled Dr Snow to better understand his data and draw the correct conclusions, thus contributing to a new understanding of the

Housing London’s Emergency Workers

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

Women in business

Last month two highly influential organisations in the capital announced new women in business leaders. The City of London Corporation’s policy chairman, succeeding Mark Boleat, is Catherine McGuinness who assumes the role after serving 20 years as an elected member, latterly as deputy chairman. Across the river at London & Partners Laura Citron was announced

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