Earlier this summer over 150 LCCI members attended an ‘in conversation’ event with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. In a packed City Hall chamber – the same space where the monthly Question Time is held with the London Assembly– the Mayor outlined his priorities for the capital.
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed that three in five London business leaders think that allowing local government to have greater control over tax levels would have a positive impact on the capital’s infrastructure needs.
Statistics show that London’s population has risen in the last 20 years by 25 per cent (1.7 million), with job growth at 40 per cent (1.6 million). Over the same period housing supply has lagged, growing at only 15 per cent. It is no surprise then, that the lack of housing supply is impacting negatively
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
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
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
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
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,
As housing tops the agenda for the mayoral candidates, London finds itself at a crossroads. With the capital rapidly approaching ‘megacity’ status by 2030, when it’ll be home to over 10 million people, London has two options: it can either build the infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of its growing populace and, by doing
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