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The Housing White Paper and London: how many doors will it open?

BlogMedia centre Steve Cole, Policy Director, Housing, London First With months of speculation, the housing white paper was being touted as one of two things, the most combustible of barn burners or the dampest of squibs. So which has it turned out

February 8, 2017 0 comments

The Brexit white paper; a blank canvas for a new economic agenda?

BlogMedia centre Dr David Lutton, Executive Director of Policy, London First As the long-awaited white paper landed today, what can we take from the government’s objectives on Brexit negotiations? Seemingly, not much more than we were offered before. What is reassuring, is

February 2, 2017 0 comments

What makes London the greatest city to work, study and play; and how can we keep it that way?

BlogMedia centre Jasmine Whitbread, CEO London First Wonderful evening at the London First Anniversary Awards at the British Museum last night, celebrating a quarter century of our capital’s great achievements. This was my first experience of what’s become an annual fixture in the

January 26, 2017 0 comments

Business forced another dose of uncertainty on immigration

BlogMedia centre Mark Hilton, London First Executive Policy Director, Immigration and Skills The last fortnight has been dominated by the Prime Minister’s landmark Brexit speech and the first signs of the government’s industrial strategy. It was timely then that, together with representatives

January 26, 2017 0 comments

How a new Industrial Strategy can enable UK cities to tackle common challenges

BlogMedia centre Jasmine Whitbread, CEO London First Today the government released its Industrial Strategy green paper.  To me the most striking thing, is that cities around the UK – from Belfast to Birmingham and Manchester to Maidenhead – have common cause. Urban

January 23, 2017 0 comments

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