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LISTEN: London’s Techpreneurs rally to Remain in Europe

Media centreNewsUncategorized London First has been catalysing the tech community to get involved and rally Londoners to register to vote – and Remain. Techpreneurs have immense social media reach and influence, especially with young people. The latter are the least likely to

May 19, 2016 0 comments

Heathrow commits – now Government needs to take the runway decision

Media centreNews Heathrow has hit the headlines today by announcing that it will meet or exceed all of the conditions set out by the Airports Commission inquiry last year. Back in July, the independent Airports Commission recommended expanding Heathrow, after a three year,

May 11, 2016 0 comments

EU exit would damage wages, says new research

Media centreNews New research has found that Brexit could cause a pay cut across the country – and especially in London. The number crunching, conducted by Frontier Economics for London First, shows that: Of the average wage increases that British workers have

May 8, 2016 0 comments

London missing out on Chinese tourists and trade, says new research

Media centreNews Mayor urged to ditch City Hall’s vanity posters on the Tube and increase expenditure on promoting London abroad London is failing to attract Chinese business and tourism because the Greater London Authority is not promoting the city properly abroad, a

April 28, 2016 0 comments

UK trade could fall by up to £92bn if we leave the EU

Media centreNews London First has today released a summary of economic data ahead of fuller research on the range of possible effects of leaving the EU on London’s crucial services sector. London First commissioned research by Frontier Economics on the historical impacts

April 15, 2016 0 comments

London’s young workers under ‘extreme housing pressure’

Media centreNews Major sectors of London’s economy could find themselves unable to recruit young people as increasing numbers of workers living in London face ‘extreme housing pressure’. The new research, commissioned by the business-backed Fifty Thousand Homes campaign and conducted by the

April 7, 2016 0 comments

Jo Valentine to stand down at end of the year

News The voice of London’s business community, London First, has announced that its chief executive, Baroness Jo Valentine, will stand down at the end of 2016, after 13 years as chief executive and several more before that as managing director. John

April 2, 2016 0 comments
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