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Welcome news: Waterloo & City Line is reopening in June

Welcome news this week with the announcement from Transport for London (TfL) that the Waterloo & City line will re-open in June, following 15 months of closure. As member of the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee I’ve lobbied continuously for the reopening of the line at the earliest opportunity to help commuters get into work safely and support recovery of the Square Mile.

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Ward of Cheap team annual report 2020

As the City will soon be re-emerging again from lockdown our 2020 annual report from the Ward of Cheap team gives an update on my work together with my ward colleagues as elected representatives over the last 12 months, and how we are helping to accelerate the City’s recovery and develop a blueprint for the Square Mile to remain internationally competitive and locally vibrant. 

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City of London Corporation puts culture at the heart of recovery

The City of London Corporation has reinforced its commitment to embedding culture at the centre of the Square Mile’s post-Covid recovery with a series of commitments to the sector. I was pleased to be able to support a phased approach to a major renewal of the City’s leading cultural destination, the Barbican Centre, at our Policy and Resources Committee.

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London in first place for financial and professional services

London continues to hold the top spot for financial and professional services when compared with other major cities, a report by the City of London Corporation has found. The research, which took 91 different metrics for success into account, found that, while other major centres may lead on some measures, London and the UK have the strongest overall competitive offering.

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