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Airports Commission recommends Heathrow

Media centreNews The Airports Commission has concluded that the proposal for a new northwest runway at Heathrow Airport presents the strongest case for airport expansion and offers the greatest strategic and economic benefits. The report said the scheme would provide around 40

July 1, 2015 0 comments

Sir Peter Hendy to chair Network Rail

Media centreNews Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that Network Rail, Chairman Richard Parry-Jones, will step down and be replaced by Transport for London Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy. David Leam, Director of Infrastructure Policy at London First, responded to the announcement, saying:

June 25, 2015 0 comments

Simpler visa system will benefit Chinese tourists

Media centreNews The Home Office has announced a trial of a shared application form so that Chinese tourists can more easily apply both to visit the UK and also the Schengen area of mainland Europe. Catherine Shrimpton, head of tourism policy at

June 22, 2015 0 comments

New city-business alliance strives to makes cities more competitive

Media centreNews Leaders of global firms are joining forces with city leaders to harness the shift in power from national governments to cities. The first meeting of the Global Cities Business Alliance is taking place in London, addressed by the city’s mayor,

June 17, 2015 0 comments

The dangers of cutting off global talent supplies

Media centreNews During Prime Minister’s Questions David Cameron unveiled measures to “significantly reduce” the scale of UK migration from outside the EU. Mr Cameron proposed new restrictions on work visas, and a higher salary threshold before people are allowed into the UK. The

June 10, 2015 0 comments
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