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The City of London Chamber represented the interests of SMEs at the party conferences

Wednesday 23 November 2023

The recent party conferences held in October showcased a dynamic interplay of ideas and concerns, with representative from the City of London Chamber (CoL Chamber) Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, Chair of the City of London Chamber, actively participating in these influential gatherings.

During the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, discussions resonated with apprehensions about the City's skill deficit, particularly noted during networking events. Alderman Prem Goyal OBE was present, adding his perspectives to the ongoing dialogue. Notably, the divergence of opinions on Basel IV within the conference reflected the nuanced stance of the CoL Chamber, aligning with the EU against dissenting voices.

Shifting focus to the Conservative Party Conference, financial services took the spotlight, with CoL Chamber representative shedding light on the funding gap in SMEs. The active participation of Alderman Prem Goyal OBE underscored the CoL Chamber’s commitment to addressing economic challenges and fostering stability.

Celebrating a successful engagement at the Labour Party Conference, Alderman Prem Goyal OBE of the CoL Chamber witnessed Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds MP endorsing the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) policy proposal on gender inclusion in trade deals. This endorsement occurred during a joint LCCI and Chatham House fringe event, emphasizing collaborative efforts to bridge gender disparities in trade negotiations. As these conferences unfolded, the CoL Chamber and LCCI's active involvement added depth and insight to the critical economic discussions shaping the future of the UK.


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Notes to editors 
The photos attached were taken at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. In the photo from the left: Corporation of the City of London Policy Chairman, Chris Hayward, Lord Peter Mandelson, Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, City of London Chamber Chair.

About the City of London Chamber
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched the City of London Chamber, a business group within LCCI, to convene, support and champion businesses within the Square Mile as it is imperative that businesses operating in the Square Mile have targeted support to grow and prosper.

For more information visit the City of London Chamber.

About the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is London’s key hub for the business community, we support members’ businesses through a range of services, advocate on behalf of London’s business community in the most important forums of policy debate, and promote ‘Global London’ as the best city in the world to do business – whether that’s to trade, invest, learn, or find new commercial partners.

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