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

Time to start trading with Mexico

Latin America may not be the first destination that comes to mind when British companies are trying to establish new export markets. Understandable enough as we consider the issues surrounding safety, corruption and dire fiscal and monetary management. However, it is wrong to generalise and tar the whole continent with the same brush. Openness While

Property and construction in London – collaboration needed

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