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Tribute by Sir Stephen O’Brien at The Lord Sheppard memorial service

Media centreNews The following is a tribute by Sir Stephen O’Brien at The Lord Sheppard memorial service. Lord Allen Sheppard, the founding chair of London First, sadly passed away on March 25th 2015. We can always remember where and when we first met

July 28, 2015 0 comments

Backing the Tourism Sector

Media centreNews Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a new report: Backing the Tourism Sector: A Five Point Plan, which seeks to encourage further growth in the tourism industry in the UK. Catherine Shrimpton, who heads our tourism policy work, comments: “Government’s recognition of the

July 17, 2015 0 comments

Businesses signed up for Crossrail 2

Media centreNews Over 50 of London’s business leaders have signed a letter in The Times, calling for Chancellor George Osborne to back Crossrail 2 in his upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review. The letter, organised by London First, welcomes the Chancellor’s recent commitments to provide essential

July 17, 2015 0 comments

Opportunity Knocks: Piecing together London’s Opportunity Areas

Media centreNews Opportunity Areas are one of Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship schemes. Consisting of 38 brownfield land areas, they are earmarked to supply up to 303,000 new homes and 575,000 new jobs. As such, they have a vital role to play in

July 15, 2015 0 comments

Government announces planning shake-up

Media centreNews Sara Parkinson, our planning & development programme director, looks at the Government’s productivity plan, which includes a range of planning reforms. Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation announced by Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid, includes a range

July 10, 2015 0 comments

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