Tag: London Business

The future of trade relationships between the UK and the rest of the world

At her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister referred to ‘Global Britain’. She talked about ‘a country with the self-confidence and the freedom to look beyond the continent of Europe and to the economic and diplomatic opportunities of the wider world’.  This theme was a constant in the referendum campaign and also

London businesses and Brexit

London business are concerned – but not panicking – about Brexit, according to a widereaching new LCCI report London Businesses and Brexit: reactions, expectations and requirements. The report is the result of polling more than 500 businesses by ComRes, and in-depth roundtable discussions with LCCI members over the summer. It is clear that London firms

Under construction

Mark Collins, chairman of residential at CBRE, has taken over the reins of LCCI’s property and construction committee. The committee acts as an advisory panel, influencing Chamber policy as the organisation puts forward views and lobbies to local and national government for the best interests of businesses in areas such as housing, skills shortages, and

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

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

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

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,

Business needs help to prosper in London’s digital economy

Small businesses and sole traders in the capital with no online presence risk falling behind in the digital economy and should be supported in being equipped with necessary digital skills, resources and infrastructure, according to a new LCCI report. With the digital economy transforming how business can engage with customers, using online platforms is crucial