Tag: Housing

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

Boosting business confidence

The late Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said at the time of the 1964 sterling crisis that “a week is a long time in politics”. How, one wonders, would Mr Wilson describe the current political climate in the UK? In the year since the last Autumn Statement a lot has changed, to say the

Brexit hiatus – infrastructure and housing investment crucial

More than four in five London businesses say increased investment in infrastructure is important for the UK economy in the period between the referendum and the start of Brexit negotiations according to a new survey by ComRes for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The poll of more than 500 business leaders found that

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,

Act quickly to maintain London’s reputation

London is a world-leading, global city, its reputation acting as a magnet for people and businesses. Such are the latest findings from the London Tomorrow: Shaping Future Cities thought leadership initiative. But that isn’t the full story. A rising affordability crisis is putting this reputation at risk. Unaffordable housing, high transport costs and expensive office