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UK missing out on Chinese tourists spending

Media centreNews A new study by online booking site hotels.com, shows that a quarter of Chinese tourists based their trips abroad on the quality of shopping. Chinese visitors are some of the highest spenders in the UK, spending three times more than

August 13, 2014 0 comments

London congestion charge needs ‘radical overhaul’ to keep city moving

Media centreNews A radical overhaul of congestion charging in London is needed if the capital’s roads are not to become increasingly clogged and unmanageable, according to a new report. However, research undertaken by YouGov for Jams Today, Jams Tomorrow shows that, while

August 13, 2014 0 comments

Delivering Crossrail on time and on budget must be the top priority

Media centreNews Responding to the news that Government is looking at extending Crossrail services to Hertfordshire, David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, said: “Any investment to improve crowded commuter rail links into London is to be welcomed. It is also good

August 7, 2014 0 comments

Careless talk on Europe will cost jobs

Media centreNews London First recently published a report, London and the EU, which concluded that EU membership is critical to London’s future success. We have now published facts and figures from the report in a briefing note entitled The relationship between London

August 7, 2014 0 comments

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

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