Keeping London at the forefront of global business
working with and for the whole UK
London’s connections, physical and digital, have been placed under huge strain during the pandemic.
With an enormous drop in revenue overnight, TfL remains in survival mode. How we use the capital’s roads changed rapidly, accelerating existing trends and creating new ones. Aviation went months with neither government support nor passengers. Infrastructure investment has taken a back seat as the financial consequences of the pandemic weigh heavily on the Treasury.
But connectivity is fundamental to the future of both the capital and the country. Now is the time to establish what each of these sectors needs to recover and flourish – bold decisions are needed to make the bounce back confident and speedy.
Our work will focus on:
The future of Transport for London, which was hit hard by the rapid fall in revenue and needs to be reborn for the next decade, our return and recommit work will help to shape its future;
The future of London’s roads, which was changing fast even before the pandemic – we will conduct a series of sprints on the issues that matter, from freight and deliveries to road user charging;
A globally connected London, supporting a return to international travel and ensuring the UK remains at the heart of global trade and tourism;
Investing for the future, because although the pandemic has hit public finances, investment in infrastructure offers a route back to growth;
World-class digital connectivity,building on the work of our Gigabit Connectivity Network.