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We are focused on keeping our capital at the top of the global charts, delivering for the whole of the UK.

We were founded by business leaders in the ’90s, when London was struggling, with the mission to make London the best city in the world for business. We’ve galvanised the business community to bring pragmatic solutions to London’s challenges, with real results.

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A strong signal from government on Crossrail 2

Media centreNews Following prolonged campaigning from London First, Crossrail 2 took an important step forward this week with the publication of a joint statement from the Mayor and Transport Secretary. The statement highlighted agreement on the need for new transport infrastructure to

July 28, 2017 0 comments

Immigration announcements; more smoke and mirrors?

BlogMedia centre Mark Hilton, London First Policy Director, Skills Immigration policy is undoubtedly the huge hurdle in Brexit negotiations, and the number one priority for business. This week, Amber Rudd set out to reassure business leaders, with the promise of an implementation

July 28, 2017 0 comments

Thunderous support for Employer Housing Pledges

Media centreNews This week, through our Fifty Thousand Homes campaign, we launched our first ever social media Thunderclap on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to raise awareness of our Employer Housing Pledges. With over 100 social media users spreading the word, we managed

July 27, 2017 0 comments

London’s business chiefs step up to transform public spaces at Aldwych, Hanover Square and East Mayfair

Media centreNews London’s business chiefs today threw their support behind three key projects that promise to transform public spaces in Aldwych, Hanover Square and East Mayfair. The influential West End Streets group, set up by London First, brings together the likes of

July 13, 2017 0 comments

A fortnight of action on Brexit priorities

Media centreNews As the clock continues to count down to March 2019, we have been busy setting out our stall on what business needs from government to keep London, and the UK, competitive. Last week, we presented what the capital’s employers want

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Balancing both sides of the skills equation

Media centreNews This week London First brought together business leaders, skills providers and young people, to grapple with London’s skills debate and look ahead at forging solutions. Ark’s King Solomon Academy, one of the country’s highest performing state schools made a fitting

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Unlocking the potential of public space in our West End – a new sense of urgency

Blog Cynthia Grant, Project Director,  New West End Company London is a most dynamic city, with evolving public realm being very much part of this. Our streets and public spaces not only allow people to get around efficiently and comfortably, but also

July 13, 2017 0 comments
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