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The City is the world leader in international finance and business services and the City Corporation plays a key role in helping sustain and promote this position.

Our annually elected head, the Lord Mayor, leads business delegations as part of an international visits programme that strengthens the City’s links with overseas countries. ​Our representation in China and India promotes the interests of UK-based financial services firms, and in Brussels helps shape legislation that affects UK business.

The Policy and Resources Committee, led by its Chairman, plays a major role in setting the direction for the City Corporation and takes key decisions on its work.

We look to achieve the highest standards and keep at the forefront of service development.

  • Our City Property Advisory Team is a central contact for property assistance and information, helping companies find and retain accommodation right for them.
  • As a planning authority we help shape the City and its unique environment. We look for cutting edge design in new buildings while protecting our historic and contemporary much loved architecture.
  • The City of London Police has earned a reputation for its expertise in cracking business-related crime and for the low crime rate enjoyed by the Square Mile.
  • Our 24-hour street cleaning service forms part of our waste management programme for both commercial premises and residents.
  • Discover the City from the standpoints of history, architecture and commercial innovation with the City Walks - Finance at your feet (2MB). On these walks you can get a real feel for the inner workings of global businesses and meet some of the people who, over the centuries, have been its driving force.

Our key aims and priorities are highlighted in the Communication Strategy (272KB)

​We also supply services that residents and workers would expect from a local authority.