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Certainty for EU citizens top priority for business

BlogMedia centre Jasmine Whitbread, CEO of London First As the EU bill goes to the House of Lords, I’m urging Members to support an amendment to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. I have called on Peers to speak

February 20, 2017 0 comments

Airports NPS; steps towards letting Britain fly?

Media centreNews There was progress on a third runway at Heathrow Airport last week when the government published its draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), setting out the planning policy framework for a new northwest runway at Heathrow. David Leam, executive director

February 9, 2017 0 comments

The Housing White Paper and London: how many doors will it open?

BlogMedia centre Steve Cole, Policy Director, Housing, London First With months of speculation, the housing white paper was being touted as one of two things, the most combustible of barn burners or the dampest of squibs. So which has it turned out

February 8, 2017 0 comments

The Brexit white paper; a blank canvas for a new economic agenda?

BlogMedia centre Dr David Lutton, Executive Director of Policy, London First As the long-awaited white paper landed today, what can we take from the government’s objectives on Brexit negotiations? Seemingly, not much more than we were offered before. What is reassuring, is

February 2, 2017 0 comments

A modern Industrial Strategy – what does it mean for London?

Media centreNews The government has released its long awaited Industrial Strategy green paper setting out the ten strategic pillars it believes will drive UK growth. The paper sets out how to create the right conditions so that every part of the UK

January 26, 2017 0 comments

What makes London the greatest city to work, study and play; and how can we keep it that way?

BlogMedia centre Jasmine Whitbread, CEO London First Wonderful evening at the London First Anniversary Awards at the British Museum last night, celebrating a quarter century of our capital’s great achievements. This was my first experience of what’s become an annual fixture in the

January 26, 2017 0 comments

Business forced another dose of uncertainty on immigration

BlogMedia centre Mark Hilton, London First Executive Policy Director, Immigration and Skills The last fortnight has been dominated by the Prime Minister’s landmark Brexit speech and the first signs of the government’s industrial strategy. It was timely then that, together with representatives

January 26, 2017 0 comments
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