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New guidance for councillors launched to help improve quality of developments

News Archive A new guide, aimed at helping councillors to better understand the planning process, has today been launched in London ahead of the Government’s proposed planning reforms (National Planning Policy Framework). Under the reforms, local planning authorities are encouraged to engage

October 6, 2011 0 comments

Right steps, but more action needed to boost growth

News Archive Commenting on the Chancellor’s speech at Conservative Party Conference Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said: “The Chancellor is right to emphasise the importance of cutting the deficit, but this needs to be accompanied by more action to

October 3, 2011 0 comments

Business calls for a rethink on police cuts

News Archive Business leaders across London have today urged Government to re-think cuts to police budgets following last weeks riots. In an open letter to Home Secretary Theresa May, London First, the London Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, say that the business

September 18, 2011 0 comments

London First response to the Independent Commission on Banking

News Archive London First today responded to the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) report Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said: “We welcome the Commission’s approach of weighing the benefits of increased stability with the impact on growth, in particular

September 12, 2011 0 comments

Commenting on this year’s A-level results

News Archive Commenting on this year’s A-Level results Michael Rooney, Chief Operating Officer at London First, said: “Today’s A-Level results show the commitment and success of young Londoners. Many of these will now be looking to go onto university to develop their

August 18, 2011 0 comments

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