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Charter for Growth backed by Mayor of London

Oxford StreetVolterra has been in the news this weekend for the research they provided to the Charter for Growth campaign by the New West End Company.

West End & Knightsbridge retailers pledge 2,000 jobs for Londoners with flexible Sunday Trading Hours.  This move marks the launch of New West End Company’s Charter for Growth, backed by Mayor of London and the UK’s retail heavyweights. New West End Company chairman Sir Peter Rogers talks about this report and the Charter for Growth in City A.M, read article here.

Proposals to extend Sunday trading hours in the West End and London’s major shopping hubs are supported by policies in the Mayor of London’s overall planning strategy for the capital, the London Plan. New West End Company, which represents 600 retailers in the West End, launches its plan for additional jobs to coincide with the release of its manifesto, the Charter for Growth. In addition to modernising Sunday trading laws, the Charter calls for immediate action on air quality, a brave approach to new infrastructure and a planning system that advances the West End’s global competitiveness. Sir Peter Rogers, Chairman of New West End Company, said: “For years we have been urging the Government to create a more flexible Sunday trading environment, just one of a number of measures in our Charter to ensure the West End continues to grow and thrive.”

Image: Oxford Street Today by Lars Plougmann licensed under CC BY 2.0

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