Category Archives: Economy

Dismore challenges insurers over failure to pay riot victims

During the resumed London Assembly Budget committee hearings on compensation for the victims of last year’s riots, Andrew Dismore, Labour London Assembly member for Camden and Barnet challenged the insurance industry on their failure to compensate insured small business promptly. After the committee, Mr. Dismore said: “The insurance industry has been putting g out that they compensated people quickly and […]

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What can be done about London’s empty shops?

Empty high street shops have become an all too familiar sight inLondonas the economic downturn bites and closures increase.  What can be done to bring these shops back into use?  The London Assembly Economy Committee today launches a review of measures designed to reduce shop vacancies and boost the capital’s 197 high streets.   Government figures[1] show shop vacancy rates have […]

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