LCCI respond to the Summer Statement

Wednesday 8 July

Giving initial response to the Chancellor's Summer Statement, Richard Burge, LCCI's CEO, said:

“The Chancellor has once again shown a broad-ranging willingness to be creative in how the Government respond to this crisis, and that’s welcomed by business.

From a London point of view it’s good to see further measures introduced to assist the hospitality industry. And the meal discount scheme is a complement to the work that has already begun via the Because I’m A Londoner campaign – which is encouraging consumers to safely venture back out into their boroughs.

Over the coming months it’s vital that London goes further and acknowledges the UK borders are once again open for business, with those in positions of London influence really championing the role that tourism and international trade will play in both the economic recovery of the capital and the country.”