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World Cities Conference 2014

UKCVA welcomes streamlining of Chinese Visas applications

Media centreNews The UKCVA, of which London First is the major funder, welcomes the announcement by the Home Secretary Theresa May of new measures to streamline the processes for applying for a UK and a Schengen visitor visa. In June the Home Secretary

September 15, 2014 0 comments

Reform not revolution in domestic property taxes

Media centreNews A new report from London First has found that there is a strong case for a reform of the domestic property tax system. It argues that, in particular, the council tax system needs revaluation and, given recent increases in property

September 11, 2014 0 comments

London cycle plan should benefit all road users

Media ContactsNews London First Infrastructure Director David Leam has welcomed TfL’s consultation on new cycling superhighways, but raised concerns about a lack of detail. “We welcome the Mayor’s ambition to improve London’s cycling infrastructure and get more Londoners on their bikes in

September 10, 2014 0 comments

Lord Hill’s appointment gives UK important voice in EU

Media centreNews The appointment of Lord Hill as the EU’s Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union commissioner is good news, particularly for the UK’s financial sector. Dr David Lutton, Director of Financial Services at business group London First, said: “Lord Hill’s

September 10, 2014 0 comments

Net migration target must be “put out of its misery”

Media centreNews As the ONS releases new migration statistics this morning, Mark Hilton, Head of Immigration Policy at London First, responded saying that the net migration target must be “put out of its misery”. “With the general election fast approaching, the government is

August 28, 2014 0 comments
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