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Not too late to sort out Boxing Day Tube strike

Commenting on the threatened Tube disruption on Boxing Day, Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“It’s not too late to bring seasonal good tidings to London by sorting out this unnecessary dispute. Boxing Day is one of the most important trading days for West End retailers and is more important than ever this year, as bargain hunters seek to beat January’s VAT rise. Disruption caused by strikes is never welcome, but why taint London’s reputation in this way by jeopardising shopworker jobs and ruining the plans of hundreds of thousands of visiting shoppers?”


Notes to Editors

London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure.

London First delivers its activities with the support of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes further education colleges and universities.

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