Results tagged “City of London Corporation”
A Wharf-based bank has been nominated for a sustainability accolade following its research into water shortages in China.
Staff at HSBC, in Canada Square, have been shortlisted for the Farsight Award for Financial Research, part of the Sustainable City Awards.
An ongoing row over changes in procedures at Billingsgate has led to the market's porters protesting outside the offices of the City of London Corporation.
The issue revolves around 140-year-old byelaws the corporation is axing. Unions suggest the abolition will ruin the market.
Changes to the running of Billingsgate Fish Market have been approved by the Markets Committee of the City of London Corporation, despite a 20,000-signature petition against the proposals. Unite, the union representing the fish porters at the market, has warned that the decision will "destroy" its heritage.
"The Tube strikes were a politically motivated idea to poke the Government in the eye. I couldn't have prevented the strikes - Londoners were used as pawns in a party political game."
So said London Mayor Boris Johnson speaking at his Question Time last week.
By Jim Fitzpatrick
There are some aspects of London life that seem part of its very fabric. Its markets are known all over the world, and none is better known than Billingsgate. There are plans to change the way the market is run by the City of London Corporation, involving the revocation of porters' licences, with the threats of job losses and to the future of the market.