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New data reveals scale of housing challenge for London’s Mayor

Media centreNews Fifty Thousand Homes campaign puts the ‘scores on the doors’ with detailed Ordnance Survey data One in three new homes planned for London are lost after planning permission is granted On average, it takes 13 months before building starts on

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Big thinking on build to rent

Media centreNews Yesterday London First hosted its third annual PRS Forum with Movers and Shakers. To quote the tweet of one delegate, “PRS 2017 was a triumph. The entire build to rent community in one place.” The sell-out conference brought together private,

February 23, 2017 0 comments

Setting the agenda for London’s growth

Media centreNews This week, we brought members together to share our vision for London, and discuss what the capital must do to reach its growth potential. The debate was informed by our report with McKinsey London 2036: An Agenda for Jobs and Growth.

February 23, 2017 0 comments

Let Britain Fly campaign lands at Parliament

Media centreNews We celebrated the successful Let Britain Fly campaign this week, with a parliamentary reception for businesses and MPs, kindly sponsored by Kier Group. Let Britain Fly was launched by London First in November 2013 supported by a coalition of over

February 22, 2017 0 comments

Business leaders share first thoughts on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Media centreNews London First members convened to discuss their initial thoughts on the government’s Industrial Strategy green paper, and the opportunities and risks it poses for London. The event was the first step in London First’s response to the green paper, which

February 20, 2017 0 comments

Certainty for EU citizens top priority for business

BlogMedia centre Jasmine Whitbread, CEO of London First As the EU bill goes to the House of Lords, I’m urging Members to support an amendment to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. I have called on Peers to speak

February 20, 2017 0 comments

Airports NPS; steps towards letting Britain fly?

Media centreNews There was progress on a third runway at Heathrow Airport last week when the government published its draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), setting out the planning policy framework for a new northwest runway at Heathrow. David Leam, executive director

February 9, 2017 0 comments
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