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,

More devolution for London?

Yesterday LCCI’s Chief Executive Colin Stanbridge gave evidence to the London Assembly’s Devolution Working Group, which is looking into the Government’s plans to devolve business rates, in full, to local government.  LCCI welcomes in principle the developments around business rates, and we have long called for London to be given greater control over its finances

Chief Secretary to the Treasury addresses LCCI on government’s spending priorities

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, today addressed London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) members as guest speaker at a breakfast briefing event hosted by the Goring Hotel. Mr Hands, who is the MP for Chelsea and Fulham, was appointed to the Treasury role after the General Election,