News, views and updates from LCCI
With the capital’s population expected to reach around 10 million by 2030, London’s transport system will continue to face increased overcrowding and congestion. It is critical that London’s transport network continues to grow, and the Bakerloo Line Extension (BLE) has a vital role to play.
The City of London Corporation will be partnering once again with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the City Property Association (CPA) on a joint drinks reception to be held at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes in March 2020. This is the third year that these three powerhouses will be collaborating to pool resources and bring together the world’s leading property professionals.
LCCI has written to key candidates across London’s 73 constituencies setting out the priorities for the capital’s businesses.
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Fragomen LLP co-hosted a seminar on 29 October to set out the steps employers can take to mitigate the risks and the contingency measures that can be put in place, in preparation for a possible no deal Brexit.
This page provides an update concerning documentation that may be used in international trade in case of a no-deal Brexit. Given the level of uncertainty surrounding the current negotiations, businesses are advised to ‘hope for the best and prepare for the worst’ i.e. gear up as far as possible for a no deal situation, be it on October 31 or after a delay of a matter of months. With regard to Certificates of Origin and ATA Carnets, the following should be noted.
The re-introduction of the post study work visa, which will allow international students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to find a job - with no cap on numbers and no restriction on the kinds of jobs students can seek, gained a lot of attention last week.
The Department for Education released apprenticeship and levy statistics for England yesterday. Figures show there have been 361,400 apprenticeship starts between August 2018 and June 2019, a welcome increase of 19,700 starts.
On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the House of Commons again voted to reject the Government’s negotiated European Union (EU) Withdrawal Agreement, this time by 391 to 242 votes, a majority of 149.
With the April 2019 deadline fast approaching, Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) was the topic of discussion for our Peer to Peer Learning Network session for Finance Directors, facilitated by our Premier Plus Member Smith & Williamson.
The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal was defeated in the House of Commons for a second time in February. It had no legal force in Parliament but 10 Downing Street had warned MPs it would make the Prime Minister’s EU talks harder.