Britain's biggest business group is calling on the next London mayor to commit to building 50,000 homes a year and lobby the government to build a new runway in the south east.
In its London Manifesto out today, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said Boris Johnson’s successor should “keep a relentless focus on business growth”and set out a new housing strategy within 100 days of taking office. The CBI also urged the next mayor to “press the government to deliver the Airports Commission’s recommendation to build a new runway in the south east”.
The Airports Commission first recommended building a third runway at Heathrow Airport last July. The government said in December that it would delay making a decision on expansion until this summer.