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Rent controls would discourage pension fund investment in housing

Media centreNews Jonathan Seager, head of housing policy at London First, which is campaigning to double housebuilding in the capital, said: “This is an example of another policy that ducks the central issue – we need to build more houses. “One of

April 27, 2015 0 comments

HSBC announcement highlights risks to London’s competitiveness

Media centreNews Following HSBC’s announcement that it is considering moving its head office from London, David Lutton, Director of Financial Services Policy at London First, said: “The City is an easy target for politicians, but there is a point at which the

April 24, 2015 0 comments

London First response to Tory press release on immigration

Media centreNews The Conservative Party has issued a press release appearing to criticise Ukip for wanting to exclude international students from their 50,000 net immigration cap. John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy at London First, said: “We think removing international students

April 17, 2015 0 comments

London First responds to Conservative Party Manifesto

Media centreNews The Conservative Party has today published its pre-Election Manifesto, laying out its pledges ahead of polling day on 7th May. In response, John Dickie, Director of Director of Strategy and Policy at London First, said: “We welcome the Conservatives’ emphasis on improving

April 14, 2015 0 comments

London First responds to Labour Party Manifesto

Media centreNews The Labour Party has today published its pre-Election Manifesto, laying out its pledges ahead of polling day on 7th May. In response, John Dickie, Director of Director of Strategy and Policy at London First, said: “We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment

April 13, 2015 0 comments
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