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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for London as a Global City was established to bring together parliamentarians and London business to promote London’s global position.

LCCI provides the APPG’s secretariat.

The APPG for London as a Global City seeks to make the case for supporting and investing in London’s continued success for the benefit and positioning of Global Britain. 

Its programme of work addresses thematic issues focused on key challenges and opportunities, such as the levelling up agenda, London’s post-pandemic future and our evolving global trading relations. 

Global London: Enhancing the role of business and consumer events for London and the United Kingdom

The All-Party Parliamentary Group Report

The APPG on London as a Global City has found that despite London’s international success there are growing problems which must be addressed to ensure that London not only retains its number one status but can grow and help with the levelling up of the country. This report considers four key themes and sets the framework for decision makers to consider now and in advance of the next Parliament.

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APPG News and Updates

APPG report calls for action to support the capital’s arts, business and consumer events

The All Party Parliamentary Group on London as a Global City launched its report calling for action from all decision makers to support the capital’s arts, business and consumer events. This report states that London’s business and consumer events and arts are key to the success of the country.

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London's attractiveness as the world leader in business and commerce

On 23 February, the APPG for London as a Global City, for which LCCI provides the secretariat met in Parliament to discuss how to boost London's attractiveness as the world leader in business and commerce. Chaired by Gareth Bacon MP, and with City of London Chamber Founding Chair Alderman Prem Goyal and LCCI CEO Richard Burge in attendance, the discussions explored topics including taxation, attracting investment, overseas visitors, funding, higher education and diversity. 

APPG Report: Fostering London's Global City Status

London is an incredible place which many of us are fortunate to call home. Not only is it the capital of our proud country, but it is also preeminent amongst all global cities – which amplifies the United Kingdom’s international influence. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for London as a Global City has been formed because we recognise that there is something truly special about our city. We will advocate on a crossparty basis for London to receive the support it needs to preserve its prominent role. 

As our first publication, this report is a scoping exercise to assess a variety of contemporary issues affecting our capital to better understand the current landscape. The report explores challenges and recommendations on topics such as the Government’s Levelling Up agenda, developing a skilled workforce and greening London as well as post- pandemic recovery issues.

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Tax-free Shopping

Statement from APPG Chair Gareth Bacon MP:

"The APPG recommended the compelling business case to restore tax-free shopping for tourism in our first report. A swathe of evidence from stakeholders showed how tourism generates £36 billion to the capital’s economy annually and employs 700,000 people. Before COVID-19, high-net worth international visitors accounted for half of annual turnover in the West End despite amounting to only a quarter of total visitors. It is crucial that London remains competitive with other global cities such as Paris and Milan in attracting tourism, which creates significant benefits for our domestic economy.
The Government have today taken a significant stride in ensuring London’s post-pandemic recovery and we warmly welcome this measure.
The APPG looks forward to working with Ministers to continue advocating for the capital’s specific policy needs.”

Friday 23 September 2022

APPG inquiry into London’s global city status

The APPG recently held an inquiry into fostering London’s global position. The call for evidence has now closed. Please contact us via the details below if you have any queries.

APPG launched to promote London’s global role

LCCI is delighted to have supported the launch of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group in July 2021, chaired by Gareth Bacon MP. Read more about its mission and launch.

APPG Members

  • Nickie Aiken MP, Member of Parliament for Cities of London and Westminster
  • Florence Eshalomi MP, Member of Parliament for Vauxhall
  • Dr Rupa Huq MP, Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton
  • Sir Robert Neill MP, Member of Parliament for Bromley and Chislehurst
  • Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Member of Parliament for East Ham
  • Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
  • Lord Jeffrey Mountevans of Chelsea in the County of London

Get in touch

For more information on the APPG, please contact Esenam Agubretu, Parliamentary and Regulatory Affairs Manager, LCCI.