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The London Property Summit 2014

Lyons review reflects change in political mindset over housing crisis

Media centreNews London First has made its initial response to a housing report published by former BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons and commissioned by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Lyons’ assertions that a lack of house building is damaging the prospects

October 16, 2014 0 comments

London faces ‘reverse brain drain’ as housing costs mount

Media centreNews Workers could quit London in their droves in the future as many struggle to pay rocketing housing costs, according to new research commissioned by global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend and London First. It raises serious concerns about a ‘reverse

September 26, 2014 0 comments

The time is right for overnight Tube journeys

Media centreNews London First has welcomed the announcement that 24-hour ‘Night Tube’ services at weekends will begin operation from 12 September 2015, transforming night time journeys across London for millions of people. The announcement comes as independent research into the economic benefits

September 24, 2014 0 comments

UKCVA welcomes streamlining of Chinese Visas applications

Media centreNews The UKCVA, of which London First is the major funder, welcomes the announcement by the Home Secretary Theresa May of new measures to streamline the processes for applying for a UK and a Schengen visitor visa. In June the Home Secretary

September 15, 2014 0 comments

Reform not revolution in domestic property taxes

Media centreNews A new report from London First has found that there is a strong case for a reform of the domestic property tax system. It argues that, in particular, the council tax system needs revaluation and, given recent increases in property

September 11, 2014 0 comments
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