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LISTEN IN: Ed Balls discusses jobs and growth with London First

Media centreNews Today we hosted Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, who addressed London’s business leaders on his party’s plans for jobs, growth and economic prosperity. You can listen to his speech here. At the London First lunch

March 3, 2015 0 comments

Chinese to be the driving force of tourism

Media centreNews InterContinental Hotel Group has today reported that due to the rise in household incomes, the Chinese middle class will be the driving force of tourism over the next decade, with China having already overtaken the United States as the largest

March 3, 2015 0 comments

Net migration target ‘goes against all common sense’

Media centreNews Theresa May has indicated that the net migration target will be included in the Conservatives manifesto. Mark Hilton, head of immigration at business group London First, said: ”Theresa May’s suggestion that the Conservatives will include the net migration target in

March 3, 2015 0 comments

Response to Conservative housing plans

Media centreNews The Prime Minister gave a speech on housing this morning and set out five key commitments for any future Conservative government: Maintaining low interest rates by tackling the deficit and running a budget surplus by 2018. Increasing the number of

March 2, 2015 0 comments

Migration figures show benefits to the UK

Media centreNews Net migration figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, shows migration to the UK has risen to 298,000 for the year ending September 2014. Mark Hilton, head of immigration at London First, responded saying: “We are worried that these figures will

February 26, 2015 0 comments
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