Monday 5 June 2023
Richard Burge, Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said:
“The UK business community is a unique and diverse ecosystem. For too long, businesses have been constrained by a form of policy monoculture, where one overarching organisation has monopolised engagement with Government on the major issues facing British businesses. No two businesses are the same – each has its own experience, mindset, needs, and contribution to make – therefore it is imperative that our diverse business community is represented by a collection of agile and collaborative bodies, with a local understanding of regions across the UK, that can advocate solutions to the most pressing issues facing our firms.
“LCCI welcomes the British Chambers of Commerce’s decision to launch a new Business Council which will put businesses at the heart of policy and decision making. To deliver on the UK’s ambitions for growth and prosperity, consultation between businesses and government is essential. This new body will be a powerful, transparent, and informative platform to that end.”