City vows to eliminate carbon pollution by 2040

The City of London is planning to eliminate its carbon dioxide emissions by 2040 – ten years ahead of the national target – investing 68 million pounds to tackle climate change and create 800 jobs over the next six years. Earlier this month we approved a Climate Action Strategy at our full Council meeting. For more info click here.

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Open for business: Cheapside

In the shadows of St Paul’s Cathedral in the historic heart of the City of London Cheapside has been an attractive area for shopping and hospitality for centuries. And it is open for business! At the end of September the Cheapside Business Alliance reported that out of the 288 shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the area, 207 (or 72%) were open. This is up from 66% at the start of September. Come and visit. Now it is more than ever important to support our local businesses where you can.

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Protect free travel for under 18 year olds in London

For schools, for young Londoners of all backgrounds to enjoy their city the Under 18s’ Zip Card is a lifeline which should not be scrapped. I asked the City of London Corporation at the influential Public Relations and Economic Development Committee to support the call to protect free travel for under 18 year olds in London.

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London to maintain position as top investment location post-pandemic

London’s overall attractiveness as a top investment destination has remained undiminished, with the first major poll of global investors since the start of the Covid-19 crisis showing that 99 per cent are still keen to invest in the city, with 79 per cent currently actively doing so. Having recently been re-appointed to the City of London Corporation’s Investment Committee and elected onto its Property Investment Board, I know how important this onfidence is as we are looking to shape our City’s post Covid-19 future. Resilience planning, acceleration of our transport startegy and reimagining of our approach are essential.

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