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One year on: Working with the Mayor to keep London the best place to do business

BlogMedia centre John Dickie, London First Director of Strategy and Policy When Sadiq Khan was elected London’s third Mayor on 5 May last year, the world was a very different place. David Cameron was Prime Minister, George Osborne Chancellor and Britain was

May 5, 2017 0 comments

Housing, General Elections and White Papers

Blog Steve Cole, London First Programme Director, Housing  Launched with a bang in spring, the government’s housing white paper consultation closed on 2 May, overshadowed somewhat beneath the clamour of the general election. Of course, this doesn’t mean the housing crisis

May 4, 2017 0 comments

Spring snapshot of the London economy

News Our London Economic Panel convened last week, for its spring update from the Bank of England and GLA. Members were taken through a detailed picture of the London and wider UK economy, which presented cause for both optimism and caution.

May 4, 2017 0 comments

London business lays down manifesto challenge

Media centreNews Ahead of this year’s political manifestos, influential business group London First has set out a manifesto for how the next government can keep London working, growing the economy and getting the UK into the best possible position ahead of Brexit

May 2, 2017 0 comments

Our response to the industrial strategy consultation; the foundations of our 2017 manifesto

News The government intends to develop a new industrial strategy in preparation for Brexit, and to deliver a more balanced UK economy. A Green Paper was published in January, and over the last few months we’ve been talking to members, businesses

April 21, 2017 0 comments

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