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Placemaking in London; not just a pretty place

BlogMedia centre As a global economic hub, it is no wonder our capital attracts the rich diversity of people who call London their home. Whilst it may be the employment opportunities that first draw so many to our capital, it’s the ‘liveability’

June 27, 2017 0 comments

Why London needs a seat at the negotiating table

BlogMedia centre John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First  As Her Majesty officially opened Parliament, Brexit negotiations naturally dominated the Queen’s Speech, with the Great Repeal Bill the draw of the day.  But, anyone in the business of keeping Britain

June 21, 2017 0 comments

UK Government can’t afford to sideline its own capital in Brexit negotiations

Media centreNews Ahead of the Brexit negotiations, influential business group London First, is calling on the government to protect the interests of London businesses and their employees for the good of the UK economy as a whole. After consultation with leading businesses,

June 20, 2017 0 comments

Brexit needs business views

BlogMedia centre John Dickie, Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, London First  Getting the right terms for Britain’s future relationship with the EU is the most important challenge any government has had to meet for decades. The election campaign saw little discussion

June 15, 2017 0 comments

London’s overseas property buyers – debunking the myths

BlogMedia centre Steve Cole, Housing Policy Director, London First  The role of overseas buyers in the London housing market has been a press staple over the last couple of years, and the source of much speculation. In 2016, the Mayor commissioned research

June 15, 2017 0 comments

Securing UK Borders in light of Brexit

Media centreNews London First launched its second report in a series on ‘Securing UK Borders’ at a breakfast briefing on 7 June. The report, sponsored by UBM, has been compiled by London First Director of Security and Resilience, Robert Hall, in collaboration

June 14, 2017 0 comments

The Battle for No. 10 – over before it began?

BlogMedia centre John Lehal, CEO, Four Public Affairs There is just over a week to go before the general election but the battle for Number 10 is over. I write, of course, about Bank Holiday Monday’s televised almost-debate between Theresa May and

May 31, 2017 0 comments
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