As councils across London met last month to set their council tax levels for the first financial year ahead, polling released by 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
Today, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called on City Hall to appoint a Freight Commissioner to lead on freight and logistics in London, as the Mayor consults on a new Transport Strategy for the capital Why is this important? Freight plays a vital, if not always appreciated, role in our everyday lives. From
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
It’s been another busy year at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry – over the last twelve months we have been: advancing the interests of our members’ to the new London Mayor and GLA; connecting our members through our successful networking events and International company trade missions; and offering our members’ the best range of practical
Secretary of State for Transport Rt. Hon Chris Grayling was the guest speaker at the LCCI’s annual transport dinner in November. In his introduction LCCI chairman Tony Pidgley pointed out that since last year’s event there had not only been a new transport secretary but also a new Prime Minister, and a new relationship with Europe.
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
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
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