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The Queen’s Speech outlined the Government’s forthcoming legislative agenda at a critical time for our economy’s reopening. Read our summary of a number of the announcements affecting London business.
LCCI's Queen Street documentation counter will reopen to the public from Monday 12 April. Our Barking and Hounslow offices will maintain their current opening times.
The capital has seen some of the highest numbers in the UK in terms of unemployment and job losses, with the most recent ONS survey estimating a “record increase” to 6.9% unemployment. Furthermore, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s most recent Quarterly Economic Survey with Savanta ComRes revealed the worst economic outlook amongst the capital’s business leaders since the period following the financial crisis of 2008.
As a world-leading global capital, London has an essential role to play in the UK’s overall recovery and reputation, especially as the UK defines its place on the world stage post-Brexit, and as host of COP26 and the G7.
The first month of the year has barely passed, but 2021 has already been filled with news of climate change-related news.
The Prince of Wales recently launched his Terra Carta, building on his Sustainable Markets Initiative launched last year.
International trade documents for exports and imports are now even more important as the UK operates an independent trade policy. This update outlines information for exporters of goods following UK-EU trade deal.
Tier 4 restrictions came into effect in London on 20 December 2020. The Government intends to review restrictions every two weeks, with the next review taking place on 30 December.
Lockdown restrictions across England will come to an end at 12:01am on 2 December, with a ‘tiered’ system resuming the same day. A review of the tier allocations will be undertaken every 14 days, with the first review to be completed by the end of 16 December.
This Spending Review comes at a critical time for London’s economy. Over the past 9 months the pandemic has forced the shutters down on many businesses, be that temporarily or permanently.
The Government has announced that lockdown restrictions will apply to the whole of England from Thursday, 5 November. The new restrictions will last for four weeks, until Wednesday 2 December. The Government intends for the tiered system of restrictions to resume after this period.