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Zac Goldsmith named Conservative 2016 Mayoral candidate

Media centreNews Zac Goldsmith has won the contest to be the Conservatives’ 2016 Mayoral candidate. While his vision and plans for London will become clearer in the run-up to the election, Zac gave his thoughts on some issues – including housing, transport

October 2, 2015 0 comments

TfL plans for minicab regulation are ill-judged

Media centreNews Transport for London is launching a consultation that aims to tighten the regulation of minicab apps, such as Uber and Hailo, in the capital. We need to make sure we have a regulatory framework that ensures public safety when it

September 30, 2015 0 comments

London First responds to Migration Advisory Committee review

Media centreNews London First has called on the Migration Advisory Committee/UK Government to end the cap on the number of skilled migrants come to work in the UK, while maintaining the current Tier 2 salary threshold levels. Furthermore, there should be no

September 28, 2015 0 comments

London could add significant numbers of new homes by making better use of land

Media ContactsNews City Hall and local authorities could support a new wave of housebuilding if they focus on making better use of land by supporting a programme of housing densification, new research from London First and Savills has found. The report, Redefining

September 16, 2015 0 comments

Sadiq Khan announced as Labour’s 2016 Mayoral candidate

Media centreNews Sadiq Khan has won the contest to be Labour’s 2016 Mayoral candidate. Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, responded to the announcement, saying: “Sadiq has a strong record of campaigning for London and Londoners, and has shown real

September 11, 2015 0 comments

New HS2 plans for Euston unveiled

Media centreNews Eleven new platforms for HS2 will be built at Euston station as part of a phased approach to ensure existing services can continue to operate, thereby reducing disruption for passengers – one of the criticisms of earlier plans. The high

September 11, 2015 0 comments

London First responds to Night Tube delay

Media centreNews London Underground has decided to defer the launch of the Night Tube, originally planned for 12 September, in an effort to reach an agreement with unions on rosters. Responding to the announcement, David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, said:

August 27, 2015 0 comments
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