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Response to Conservative hosuing plans

Media centreNews The Prime Minister gave a speech on housing this morning and set out five key commitments for any future Conservative government: Maintaining low interest rates by tackling the deficit and running a budget surplus by 2018. Increasing the number of

March 2, 2015 0 comments

Migration figures show benefits to the UK

Media centreNews Net migration figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, shows migration to the UK has risen to 298,000 for the year ending September 2014. Mark Hilton, head of immigration at London First, responded saying: “We are worried that these figures will

February 26, 2015 0 comments

Time to re-evaluate Green Belt to help solve London’s housing crisis

Media centreNews London’s local authorities should begin a re-evaluation of their Green Belt to help solve the capital’s housing crisis, according to a new report. ‘The Green Belt: A Place for Londoners?’, by SERC at the London School of Economics, Quod planning

February 24, 2015 0 comments

Financial Times previews London First green belt report

Media centreNews Tonight London First launches ‘The Green Belt: A Place for Londoners?’, co-authored by Quod planning consultancy and  Professor Paul Cheshire from the London School of Economics. In a nutshell, the report calls for councils to re-evaluate their greenbelt and reveals fascinating new insights into

February 24, 2015 0 comments

Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

Media centreNews In a letter to the Financial Times, 17 signatories from across industry , including London First CEO Baroness Jo Valentine, urge all political parties to remove overseas students from any immigration target. The letter was organised by Universities UK and

February 23, 2015 0 comments

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