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Britain’s businesses need access to talent

Media centreNews Net long-term migration to the UK was estimated to be 318,000 in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics. This was just below the previous peak of 320,000 in the year ending June 2005 but a statistically significant increase from 209,000

May 21, 2015 0 comments

Targets and incentives – a new approach to housebuilding in the capital

Media centreMedia ContactsNews London First has published a new report: Carrots and Sticks: A targets and incentives approach to getting more homes built in London, laying out new measures that could help solve the capital’s housing crisis. Co-authored with planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and

May 20, 2015 0 comments

EU membership underpins prosperity in Britain

Media centreNews As business leaders start to discuss EU membership and the impact of an EU referendum on the UK, Dr David Lutton, Director of Competitiveness at London First, comments on why membership is important to business. He said: “EU membership gives Britain’s

May 20, 2015 0 comments

International students: a £2.3 billion British success story

Media centreNews New research from London First and PwC shows international students are a boon to the UK, bringing a net benefit of £2.3 billion to the UK economy from London universities alone. The report, London Calling: International students’ contribution to Britain’s

May 18, 2015 0 comments

Concerns over RMT strike announcement

Media centreNews Network Rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on bank holiday Monday in a row over pay. The UK-wide action will see signallers, maintenance staff and station workers, walk out from 25 May on the busy holiday

May 15, 2015 0 comments
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