London’s businesses support stronger councils within the capital

The government’s ‘devolution revolution’ across England is welcome, if a tad late. Giving more powers to local decision makers in various city regions will unlock potential for future prosperity. However Whitehall has largely left London out of the process, perhaps because our city has a mayor and assembly but that would ignore that London’s devolutionary

Why London businesses should get secure online

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Digital Economy, wants security to be an enabler, and one which can bring competitive advantage. The UK has wholeheartedly embraced Internet technology. We’re world leaders in e-commerce: we spend a staggering £557 billion every year and four in five people bought something online over the past year. We have some

Rwanda and Tanzania trade targets for London business

East Africa is a regular destination for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Trade Missions with Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda providing the usual market stops. This year however Rwanda was selected for a trade visit. Mission manager Ruma Deb reports. Last month marked LCCI’s and UKTI London’s first visit to Rwanda, hardly surprising

The play’s the thing: the contribution of theatre to London’s economy

To many, London is the theatre capital of the world, boasting a total of 241 professional theatres with more than 110,000 seats. These offer a myriad of drama, musicals and comedy, sometimes for years on end. Agatha Christie’s murder mystery ‘The Mousetrap’ has been playing at St Martin’s Theatre since 1952. According to a 2014

How the next Mayor can help London businesses to thrive

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

Integrated riverside communities – key to London’s future

The next Mayor of London has the challenge of sustaining a growing city, whilst addressing the cost and shortage of housing, improving transport infrastructure, all while cutting carbon emissions. It looks like the east of London is set to provide much of the land needed for new housing. New river crossings, tube stops, train stations,