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The party positions on business priorities

Media centreNews The UK’s three biggest parties have now published their manifestos, outlining their positions on London First’s priorities to keep our capital globally competitive. All three parties have recognised the importance of boosting skills to driving growth across the UK. The Conservatives have

May 18, 2017 0 comments

Housing at the heart of the manifestos

BlogMedia centre Guest blog from David Talbot, Director, FTI Consulting Public Affairs The housing crisis is so daunting in scale, and possible solutions so politically fraught, that historically politicians of all parties have not dared truly tackle it. Policies have tended to

May 17, 2017 0 comments

Business chiefs from the North West and London unite to demand greater devolution

Media centreNews Press Release 15 May 2017 In a joint letter to the political parties, business chiefs have called for greater devolution to UK cities and regions as the next government focuses on Brexit negotiations. The North West Business Leadership Team, representing

May 15, 2017 0 comments

Equipping Londoners with the skills London’s businesses need

BlogMedia centre Mark Hilton, London First Policy Director, Skills Skills for Londoners is the Mayor’s new scheme to equip Londoners with the skills London’s businesses need. Mark Hilton, member of the Skills for Londoners Stakeholder Advisory Group, speaks to City Hall on

May 10, 2017 0 comments

One year on: Working with the Mayor to keep London the best place to do business

BlogMedia centre John Dickie, London First Director of Strategy and Policy When Sadiq Khan was elected London’s third Mayor on 5 May last year, the world was a very different place. David Cameron was Prime Minister, George Osborne Chancellor and Britain was

May 5, 2017 0 comments

London business lays down manifesto challenge

Media centreNews Ahead of this year’s political manifestos, influential business group London First has set out a manifesto for how the next government can keep London working, growing the economy and getting the UK into the best possible position ahead of Brexit

May 2, 2017 0 comments

Our response to the industrial strategy consultation; the foundations of our 2017 manifesto

News The government intends to develop a new industrial strategy in preparation for Brexit, and to deliver a more balanced UK economy. A Green Paper was published in January, and over the last few months we’ve been talking to members, businesses

April 21, 2017 0 comments
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