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The 2050 Infrastructure Plan: ‘An ambitious plan with an ambitious price tag’

Media centreNews As the GLA launches its trillion pound London Infrastructure Plan,  John Dickie, Director of Strategy at London First, who was a member of the advisory group, comments on some of the key areas. The cost and who will pay for

July 30, 2014 0 comments

DfT response to Airports Commission hugely disappointing

Media centreNews The Department for Transport today responded to the Airports Commission’s interim report. Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First, said that after seven months of waiting, the Government had failed to rise to the challenge set by the Airports

July 15, 2014 0 comments

Mayor needs new powers to dispose of surplus public land in London

Media centreNews ONS figures show a record annual house price increase of 20% in London. Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First, said the record prices rises were not surprising as London’s population was growing much faster than its housing stock.

July 15, 2014 0 comments

More powers for cities means more stability and certainty

Media centreNews The Communities and Local Government committee has published a report, calling for MPs to devolve fiscal and spending powers to English cities. Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of business group London First, said the Committee was right to advocate greater

July 9, 2014 0 comments

Keolis Amey wins DLR franchise

Media centreNews Keolis Amey has been awarded the a new franchise to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR). David Leam, head of infrastructure at London First welcomed the news, saying: “The DLR is one of London’s great transport success stories – it

July 4, 2014 0 comments
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