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Ukraine Support

LCCI has been actively supporting Ukrainian refugees and SMEs in Ukraine for many months. We are working with the Cabinet Office, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the International Chambers of Commerce to ensure that full support is provided to Ukrainian people and businesses.

If you would like to know more about our Ukraine work or if you are interested in working with a business which is operating in Ukraine, please contact Igor Bartkiv, Ukraine Project Manager at LCCI.

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How LCCI is supporting the Ukrainian Business Community
Fabric of Freedom Fashion Show

Fabric of Freedom Fashion Show

On Tuesday 30 April, our Fabric of Freedom Fashion Show was held at London Met Uni, in collaboration with the university, UA in UK Community, Creative Headshots London, Olenka Martynyuk and Nataliia Bartkiv. As the world continues to grapple with challenges, events like Fabric of Freedom remind us of the resilience of the human spirit and the boundless potential for positive change through art and creativity. 
 

Lord Mayor's Show

Lord Mayor's Show

LCCI proudly presented a Ukraine-themed float at the Lord Mayor's Show in 2023. The float symbolised London's unwavering support for Ukraine, sending a powerful message of solidarity to the international community. To design the float, we collaborated with Big City Lab and Bickerstaff, two prominent agencies from Kyiv, and enlisted Opcyon Design Company for the construction.

Ukrainian Jobs Fair

Ukrainian Jobs Fair

Deputy Mayor of London for Business Rajesh Agrawal opened LCCI’s jobs fair for Ukrainian refugees at the Royal Horseguards hotel. 800 jobseekers and 35 employers attended the event to provide the support that refugees need. The jobs fair was organised in collaboration with the DWP, the GLA, City Hall and the Clermont Hotel group.

Networking Events for the Ukrainian Business Community

Networking Events for the Ukrainian Business Community

The inaugural Ukraine networking event gathered significant interest, with more than 110 attendees registering their interest. The panellists shared their expertise on topics ranging from company registration in the UK, different types of businesses, taxation, and LCCI's ongoing Ukrainian Project.

Employing Refugees: Measuring Business Attitudes in London

Employing Refugees: Measuring Business Attitudes in London

LCCI's report looks at the current state of refugee employment by London businesses, the barriers that are preventing firms from hiring refugees, and what steps can be taken to boost the number of refugees employed by businesses.

Pre-Eurovision Trade Summit With Ukraine Businesses

Pre-Eurovision Trade Summit With Ukraine Businesses

Ahead of the Eurovision song contest, delegates from Ukraine and the UK gathered for an historic business event in Liverpool to identify trade and collaboration opportunities between the two nations.

Lord Mayor's Show: Two Cities United

LCCI's float at the Lord Mayor's Show not only signifies solidarity with Ukraine but also represents a continuation of LCCI's commitment to fostering international relationships. It is a testament to the Chamber's dedication to rebuilding and reinvigorating Ukrainian businesses post-conflict, promoting community engagement, and facilitating potential trade relationships and investments between Kyiv and London. 

Support for Ukrainians in London

Together with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), we have agreed on an action plan to help Ukrainian refugees find a job. We will transfer all received appeals through the DWP for processing at the Jobcentre Plus network. Those Ukrainian nationals who plan to relocate their business or establish a new one in London or across the UK will receive full support from LCCI and access to a range of business services, from networking events to bespoke advice.

Business Visit to Ukraine

In the run up to Ukraine’s Independence Day on 24 August 2023, LCCI’s James Watkins and Igor Bartkiv visited Ukraine to meet with officials and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ukraine Business Council UAE in Kyiv. This agreement brings together the world’s two biggest financial centres – London and Dubai – to strengthen and support the Ukrainian economy.

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Advice and Resources
UK Sanctions

UK Sanctions

The UK has implemented a package of sanctions on Russia and Belarus in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Business Support

Business Support

For business support on trade, transport and financial services please click below.

Humanitarian Support

Humanitarian Support

The United Nations (UN) estimates that 16 million people need humanitarian support within Ukraine. Find out how you can support the people in Ukraine.

Take action to improve your cyber resilience

Take action to improve your cyber resilience

The National Cyber Security Centre urges organisations to follow its guidance on steps to take when the cyber threat is heightened.

The impact of economic sanctions on Russia

The impact of economic sanctions on Russia

The Treasury Committee published the Government’s response to its report, ‘Defeating Putin: the development, implementation and impact of economic sanctions on Russia’.

Families 4 Peace: Homes4Ukraine

Families 4 Peace: Homes4Ukraine

Are you interested in supporting a Ukrainian refugee to get into the private rental market? If you feel you could help, then please contact Barbara by email barbara@v-a-s.co.uk or call 07790 005561.

Legal Support

LCCI Member RWK Goodman is a full-service UK Top 100 law firm with a broad practice to help you set up and grow your business locally and internationally, and advise on your personal legal issues. If disputes happen, the firm can help you with litigation and arbitration including enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards in England. As a founding member of Interleges, RWK Goodman is able to provide legal support across the world. With a highly qualified team of over 500 professionals, RWK Goodman offers expert and cost-effective support for Ukrainian individuals and businesses in England, including the services of a Ukraine qualified lawyer, who can serve as an interface between the jurisdictions and provide the services you need in the Ukrainian language.

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Eurovision in Liverpool: United in Business

In April 2023, during the lead up to Eurovision in Liverpool, we were delighted to support the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce's 'United in Business' trade summit bringing together businesses from Liverpool, London and Ukraine. Watch the highlights: