Tag: Mayor of London

Progress report – Sadiq Khan’s year in office

Last month Mayor of London Sadiq Khan marked his first year in office. London’s highly- respected newspaper The Evening Standard assessed how he was doing on the major issues facing the capital – policing, housing, business, the environment and transport. Most progress had been made in the areas of business and the economy, and the

Preparing for a post-Brexit Europe

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has been clear from the outset that for any deal on a ‘post-Brexit Europe’ to succeed, the ‘will of business’ must be reflected. It will be, after all, businesses across Europe that will be at the forefront of making whatever new political arrangements that emerge from the negotiations

Protecting the capital – Harris Review backs LCCI recommendations

In October Lord Toby Harris published his wide-ranging independent report into what could be done to improve London’s resources and readiness to respond to a major terrorist incident. The Harris review commends London’s emergency services, but makes 127 recommendations for the Mayor, the government and other agencies to consider. Calling for this review was one

London – most powerful global city

London has been named as the world’s leading global city for business, innovation and culture for the fifth consecutive year according to a report released last month by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Urban Strategies Institute. The 2016 Global Power City Index ranked London as the leading overall city, highlighting the capital’s strong cultural offering, ease

Sadiq Khan’s plan for one new East London road crossing just isn’t enough

After years of lobbying for more fixed river crossings east of Tower Bridge, Sadiq Khan’s announcement yesterday that the Silvertown tunnel, along with a DLR extension from Gallions Reach towards Thamesmead and a cycle bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, will get the go-ahead is hugely welcome news for London. But he must not stop

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