News

Recent news and events from Conservatives in the City and our patrons.


UK’s global fintech leadership bolstered by new review
An independent review has set out a plan for the UK to retain its global leadership in fintech by helping the country’s financial technology firms to scale up, access the talent and finance they need, and deliver better financial services. You can read more on this here.

26 February 2021


Accelerator Zones: how to turbocharge economic opportunity across the UK. You can read more on this here.

21 February 2021


In recent years, sustainability has moved on from a corporate buzzword to become a measurable component of any business that wants to be successful in the 21st century. You can read more on this here.

19 February 2021


The future of cities: The age of urban miracles is not over. Will the Covid-19 pandemic permanently derail our urban world and end the eminence of the greatest global cities, like London? You can read more on this here.

26 January 2021


More than 120,000 jobs for 16 to 24 year olds have now been created through the government’s flagship Kickstart Scheme, as ministers have urged more employers to get involved. You can read more on this here.

25 January 2021

City of London sets out five year post-pandemic recovery plan. The City of London wants to foster growth in sectors such as green finance, fintech and the creative industries, according to a post-pandemic recovery plan for the financial district. You can read more on this here.

14 January 2021

Brexit Britain will be Europe’s biggest economy if Boris plays his cards right. Once the pandemic is tamed, the UK now has the freedoms it needs to race ahead of a failing EU. You can read more on this here.

30 December 2020

Home Publications Changing consumer behaviour has big implications for councils, not just businesses, and especially for those in major cities. Changing consumer behaviour has big implications for councils, not just businesses, and especially for those in major cities. You can read more on this here.

21 December 2020

City of London Corporation teams up with Amazon to cut delivery vehicles and improve air quality.

The City Corporation’s Transport Strategy commits to ensuring the Square Mile is a healthy, attractive and easy place to live, work, learn and visit. It outlines the need to reduce the impact of motorised freight on the City by delivering a programme which includes Last Mile Logistics Hubs.

You can read more on this here.

15 December 2020

UK’s first ever green gilt – and today we’re opening applications for the provision of structuring advice to help us with this project. You can read more on this here.

08 December 2020

New taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity in UK financial and professional services sectors. A firm Govt commitment to broaden the socio-economic diversity of our financial and professional services. You can read more on this here.

24 November 2020

“I think we’ve got to accept the fact that there is potentially an existential threat to central London as we know it.” For the Mayor of London to have done nothing to engage business, nor seemingly any plan of how to address this, does not augur well. You can read this here.

23 November 2020

Only transformative private sector growth can save our economy as Bim Afolami writes for Times Red Box. You can read this here.

12 November 2020

1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual reports examine in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the British and European economies. You can read this here.

03 November 2020

Former Prime Minister David Cameron is among high-profile figures who have thrown their weight behind a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of internships available to black candidates. You can read this here.

26 October 2020

The City of London Corporation has pledged to “reinvent itself” by encouraging small businesses and artists to “re-enter the city centre”, as the capital attempts to shake off the economic damage of the pandemic. You can read this here.

20 October 2020

A consultation to explore how the UK regulatory framework for financial services needs to adapt to our new position outside the EU. Find out more here.

14 October 2020

This ConservativeHome fringe event, hosted in partnership with TheCityUK, features:
– John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister
– Miles Celic, CEO, TheCityUK You can watch the event here.

04 October 2020

“Covid-19 gives us the chance to examine deeper questions about the nature and direction of economic policy. I believe it is time to have a rethink of our economic philosophy as a Conservative Party, and rediscover some fundamental Conservative principles.” You can read the article here.

14 September 2020

With the Brexit transition period drawing to a close, the United Kingdom has a unique opportunity for legislative and regulatory reform.” An excellent piece in City A.M. from our patron, Bim Afolami MP, on the bright future for the UK’s financial services sector. You can read the article here here.

3 September 2020

Great to see two of our patrons, Kemi Badenoch and Bim Afolami, nominated by the Patchwork Foundation for #MPoftheYearAwards for their work with disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. You can cast your vote here.

15 August 2020

The One Nation Caucus released their third report in their series on “One Nation Recovery Papers”, setting out options for how to protect the environment and tackle climate change while boosting the economic recovery. This paper had an excellent contribution from our patron, Anthony Browne, MP for South West Cambridgeshire.

13 August 2020

The One Nation Conservatives caucus published this report on upward mobility, true to “One Nation” principles as laid out by the founders of modern Conservatism. It sets out options for how to boost opportunity and social mobility and has contributions from two of our esteemed patrons: Felicity Buchan and Anthony Browne.

3 August 2020

The Government published its annual HM Treasury – Women in Finance Charter review. The report showed great progress and the continued impact of the charter which aims to encourage the financial services industry to improve the gender balance in senior management. The Charter, which now has over 370 signatories covering 900,000 employees, was launched by our patron, Harriet Baldwin, when she was Economic Secretary to the Treasury in 2016.

21 July 2020

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