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WATCH: The highlights from Skills London 2015

Media centreNews Watch the highlights from the record-breaking jobs and training event, Skills London 2015, and find out how and why you should get involved next year.

December 1, 2015 0 comments

What does the Spending Review mean for London?

Media centreNews Chancellor George Osborne has revealed the results of the government’s Spending Review. London First has sifted through the details of the full report and picked out the key points for London. Housing and Planning The Chancellor announced a £20 billion

November 26, 2015 0 comments

Spending Review: Time to sell off more public land for housing

Media centreNews The Telegraph this morning reported that Chancellor George Osborne will announce a huge housebuilding programme as part of the Spending Review. The plans involve a doubling of the Government’s housing budget and money for a series of programmes to build

November 25, 2015 0 comments

The rehabilitation of banking: school-leavers choose money over fun from their careers

Media centreNews Finance jobs shoot up career wishlist, but poll of over 600 16-year-old Londoners also shows they are less confident than last year in their chances of getting a job when they leave education You might think that young people want

November 19, 2015 0 comments

Record Tube numbers shows need for spending review investment

Media centreNews Figures released by Transport for London show that more people are using London Underground than at any point in its 152-year history. The figures show that: Records have been broken for passenger numbers travelling on the Tube 9 October was busiest day

November 13, 2015 0 comments

Business calls for international students to be reclassified

Media centreNews In a letter to the Telegraph, organised by London First, business leaders have called for the government to classify international students as temporary visitors, preventing them being caught up in the debate about immigration targets. The letter in full: SIR – This

November 10, 2015 0 comments

Unlocking growth: a scale-up manifesto for London

Media centreNews The new Mayor of London will take office in May 2016 and already the candidates and officers at the Greater London Authority (GLA) are thinking about how to best create job opportunities for Londoners. The tech and creative sectors have

November 9, 2015 0 comments
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