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What ‘planning for the right homes in the right places’ really means

BlogMedia centre Sara Parkinson, Programme Director Last week the government published its consultation paper ‘Planning for the right homes in the right places’ outlining proposals for a number of the Housing White Paper reforms. Here’s my take on how the 62-page proposal

September 21, 2017 0 comments

Five takeaways from the London Infrastructure Summit 2017

BlogMedia centre London First Infrastructure Director David Leam highlights his five main takeaways from last week’s summit. As published in Construction News. 1, Crossrail 2 has momentum – and needs business support to maintain it If the London Infrastructure Summit was a

September 21, 2017 0 comments

Business welcomes a transition phase, but it isn’t the answer

BlogMedia centre After a summer with little progress on negotiations, we heard last week that the Government is ready to “intensify” Brexit talks with the EU. We have since also witnessed a ‘leaked’ document setting out a possible ‘implementation period’ or transition

September 11, 2017 0 comments

Are you being served? The future of retail

Blog   Matthew Hill, Programme Director – Hospitality, Retail & Leisure, London First Retail has seen some fundamental shifts over the past 15 years: The explosion of online shopping; the ongoing decline of the local high street; cost-polarisation; the rise in destination

September 7, 2017 0 comments

London -the city of renters

Blog Jonathan Seager – Executive Director, Policy, London First London is about to become a city of renters, with the number of people renting in the capital due to overtake homeowners by 2025. London must therefore take a long-term and strategic

September 7, 2017 0 comments

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