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Mayor of London joins with tech and creative industries to call for Remain vote

Media centreNews Today, the Mayor of London along with more than 140 representatives of the capital’s leading tech and creative firms has written to The Times calling for a Remain vote in the upcoming referendum. The text of the letter and the

June 22, 2016 0 comments

A Chief Digital Officer for all Londoners

Media centreNews As London Technology Week kicks off, London First, Centre for London and Bloomberg Associates have set out a paper looking at a new role in City Hall: Chief Digital Officer. The report, A Chief Digital Officer for all Londoners: Defining

June 20, 2016 0 comments

Brexit could cost services industry up to £68bn a year in lost exports

Media centreNews Membership of the EU’s Single Market is responsible for between £36bn and £68bn in services exports, according to a new report by London First, based on research by Frontier Economics. The report, Leaving the EU: an assessment of its impact

June 3, 2016 0 comments

LISTEN: London’s Techpreneurs rally to Remain in Europe

Media centreNewsUncategorized London First has been catalysing the tech community to get involved and rally Londoners to register to vote – and Remain. Techpreneurs have immense social media reach and influence, especially with young people. The latter are the least likely to

May 19, 2016 0 comments

Heathrow commits – now Government needs to take the runway decision

Media centreNews Heathrow has hit the headlines today by announcing that it will meet or exceed all of the conditions set out by the Airports Commission inquiry last year. Back in July, the independent Airports Commission recommended expanding Heathrow, after a three year,

May 11, 2016 0 comments

EU exit would damage wages, says new research

Media centreNews New research has found that Brexit could cause a pay cut across the country – and especially in London. The number crunching, conducted by Frontier Economics for London First, shows that: Of the average wage increases that British workers have

May 8, 2016 0 comments

London missing out on Chinese tourists and trade, says new research

Media centreNews Mayor urged to ditch City Hall’s vanity posters on the Tube and increase expenditure on promoting London abroad London is failing to attract Chinese business and tourism because the Greater London Authority is not promoting the city properly abroad, a

April 28, 2016 0 comments
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