London Chamber congratulates new councillors and issues a call to fix the housing crisis

Friday 04 May 2018

 

Commenting on the recent local elections Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colin Stanbridge said: "We congratulate and wish good luck to all those who have won or retained their seats.

“Now it is time for our Councillors to get to work on the pressing issues facing London.

“Chief among these are fixing the housing crisis as the lack of affordable homes is impacting on employees and employers.

“Agreeing to an honest review of the green belt – viewing derelict and disused parts of the green belt as viable, would be a good start.

“At the same time we need to close the skills gap as businesses need access to a diverse, skilled workforce.

“We are eager to see more devolution for London, to town halls as well as city hall, but that will only come if Boroughs can demonstrate they collaborate and cooperate across boundaries – if they do so then the prize for London could be great.”

ENDS

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NOTES TO EDITOR:
 
  1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital’s largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
  2. Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive is available for further comment and interview.