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London First appoints John Allan as Chairman

Media centreNews London First today announces the appointment of John Allan as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  John will join the Board on 1st January 2015. John Allan is Chairman of Barratt Developments, a major house builder, and of WorldPay Ltd,

November 18, 2014 0 comments

Visa changes welcomed but more to do

Media centreNews Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to expand Britain’s priority visa service for wealthy visitors to seven more countries. We welcome this latest step by UK Visas and Immigration to improve visa arrangements for high-value visitors, particularly from fast-growing

November 13, 2014 0 comments

Part-time worker fares will help London thrive

Media centreNews Transport for London announced that it will introduce new pay as you go caps in 2015. David Leam, Director of Infrastructure at London First, welcomed TfL’s proposed pay as you go caps, saying: “More and more businesses are encouraging staff to

November 11, 2014 0 comments

Business group London First is backing calls to speak out against Eurosceptics

Media centreNews Dr David Lutton, Director of European Policy at London First, said EU membership was critical to UK economic success, with London at particular risk if the country left the single market. “The capital relies heavily on relationships with the EU

November 7, 2014 0 comments

How to improve UK mobile coverage

Media centreNews London First has responded to the Government’s consultation on improving UK mobile phone coverage, with John Dickie, Director of Policy & Strategy, calling on leaders to prioritise long-delayed reforms to the Electronic Communications Code. “The Government is right to seek

November 5, 2014 0 comments
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