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Sad loss of our supremacy

News A letter from Baroness Jo Valentine to the Financial Times highlighting the impact of political indecision around the UK’s airport capacity.   Sir, While it is certainly concerning that Heathrow is losing its top slot as the world’s busiest international

April 17, 2014 0 comments

London First tells FT: ‘closing City Airport would be crazy’

Media centreNews Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of business group London First, said closing City Airport would hit business travellers hard. “Over two million business people come through the airport every year, heading for Canary Wharf, the City and so on, bringing

April 11, 2014 0 comments

Labour right to demand international students removed from migration target

Media centreNews Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has called for university students to be removed immediately from the net migration target. Mark Hilton, Head of Immigration Policy at business group London First, said removing international students from migration caps couldn’t come soon enough.

April 10, 2014 0 comments

Miliband’s plans for empowering cities are just baby steps

Media centreNews Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of business group London First, said Ed Miliband’s promise to devolve more powers to cities amounted to baby steps. “But we need central government to be braver because we are a long way behind other

April 8, 2014 0 comments

LF response: Falling overseas students shows ‘dreadful impact’ of immigration policies on UK economy

Media centreNews In response to news that the number of overseas students starting courses in England has fallen for the first time in almost 30 years, Mark Hilton, Head of Immigration Policy at London First, said the numbers “hammered home the dreadful impact of

April 2, 2014 0 comments

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