Treasury Orthodoxy: Fact of Fiction?

It’s always great to be in Edinburgh. This week I had the honour to join an event organised by The Strand Group at King’s College London, introducing former permanent secretary at the Treasury, Lord MacPherson’s lecture on “Treasurt Orthodoxy: Fact or Fiction”. Representing the City Corporation as Vice Chair of Policy I highlighted the importance of financial services sector across the UK, and urged governments to support the UK’s valuable assets: talent, institutions, infrastructure, and the rule of law.

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Sir Rod Stewart provides celebrity support at Police ceremony

In October Sir Rod joined family and friends of 20 new police officers and special constables. His wife Penny Lancaster has become one of our new special constables. Ward of Cheap Councillor Tijs Broeke represented the City of London Corporation police authority board as deputy chair alongside Police Commissioner Angela McLaren at passing out parade. Tijs said: “It was fantastic to speak to all new members of our City of London Police family about their background and passions. At the awards ceremony in Guildhall afterward recruits were reminded to always treat people how you would expect to be treated. The police are the public and the public are the police”

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Court of Common Council pays tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II

Today the full Court of Common Council met in Guildhall to pay tribute to Her late Majesty, and send a message of condoleance to His Majesty King Charles III. A range of Councillors and Alderman shared personal experiences and praised Her late Majesty for her public service. Representing the Ward of Cheap I was honoured to emphasise the importance of our late Queen on the world stage, and the privellege I felt as a ‘boy coming from a small village in the Dutch countryside’ to stand on the steps of the Royal Exchange to welcome our new King.

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City organisations can bid for grants from £5m funding pot

Organisations making a difference in the City of London are being invited to bid for grants from a multi-million pound community fund. Since it launched two years ago, around £3.5 million has been distributed to charities, residents’ associations, businesses and other organisations through the Neighbourhood Fund, derived from a levy on new developments in the City.

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