Mayor backs key London First priorities at business group meetingFebruary 8, 2018
This week, we met with Sadiq Khan along with other London business groups.
The Mayor fully shares business’ concerns about the uncertainty that Brexit poses to the capital’s competitiveness, and encouraged business to continue to make the case for clarity from central government.
Sadiq was encouraged by the positive working relationship with England’s metro-mayors, an initiative we are driving forwards through our Growing Together Agenda with the Northern Powerhouse, NW Business Leadership Team, Business North and the Midlands Engine. Business is keen to work with regional mayors to meet a common agenda and help boost growth across the UK.
Crossrail 2 was a key discussions point, with the Mayor joining business in supporting the drive for Crossrail 2. Sadiq was keen to assure business of his positive relationship with government on this major infrastructure project, but stressed that business has a key role to play. While business is willing to play its part in meeting the challenges of Crossrail 2’s funding and financing, it would expect this to be as part of a sustainable and equitable funding package.
It is reassuring to see the Mayor put his support behind a key priority for London First members, and we look forward to continuing to galvanise this support in getting the green light for Crossrail 2.