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London City Airport expansion approved

Media centreNews The government has approved the expansion of London City Airport, a decision London First has pushed for over the last few years. We previously expressed our anger at the Mayor’s decision to refuse permission for expansion in March last year,

July 28, 2016 0 comments

Can employers help tackle the housing crisis?

Media centreNews Fifty Thousand Homes, a business-led campaign to double housebuilding in London to at least 50,000 homes a year by the end of the next Mayoralty in 2020, has launched a new report, London employers and assistance to employees with housing.

July 20, 2016 0 comments

New Cabinet and what it means for London

Media centreNews In a momentously fast-paced week in British politics, we have unexpectedly found ourselves with not just a new Prime Minister, but a brand new Cabinet. London First is busy mapping the new teams, and reflecting on what their previous experience

July 15, 2016 0 comments

EU referendum: two weeks on

Media centreNewsUncategorized It is now two weeks since the referendum result and the dust is beginning to settle. Just as you have been busy assessing the unfolding pathways and immediate impacts, concerns and recommendations for your businesses, so we have been listening

July 7, 2016 0 comments

Three new Deputy Mayors appointed

Media centreNewsUncategorized Last week, the Mayor of London completed his political appointments with announcements of three new Deputy Mayors for Business; Planning, Regeneration and Skills; and, Culture and Creative Industries. Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business Rajesh Agrawal is a fintech entrepreneur

July 7, 2016 0 comments

New report urges ‘muscular’ Homes for Londoners

Media centreNews Housing was the central issue of the Mayoral election and new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has made it clear that building more homes, particularly affordable homes is his top priority. During his election campaign, Mr Khan proposed setting up

July 6, 2016 0 comments

Government must keep commitment to open a new runway by 2030

Media centreNews The Government is expected to announce today that the decision on airport capacity will be left to the next Prime Minister. One year on from the Airports Commission’s recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow, the announcement adds further to

June 30, 2016 0 comments
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