From large-scale networking events, bringing together senior political and business leaders, to small-scale consultations which engage members and stakeholders in our policy development, London First runs a wide range of events.
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Calendar of events
Wednesday 30 April 8:00AM - 10:00AM
An opportunity to discuss UK tax policy with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. INVITATION ONLY
Thursday 08 May 8:15AM - 9:45AM
London continues to thrive as a centre of excellence for the provision of world class higher education. Increasingly more non-London based universities are seeking to locate in the capital whilst many London based institutions, located at the same site since inception, are seeking to expand beyond their traditional locations. This event will discuss the challenges and opportunities that confront the higher education sector in London in deciding where to locate and how to expand beyond core locations. The event will also consider whether students are happy to follow institutions and live in new areas of London outside of the traditional core student areas? Is policy in London helping or hindering this process? INIVITATION ONLY
Monday 12 May 1:30PM - 5:30PM
London First in partnership with the US Department of State's Overseas Security and Advisory Council (OSAC) are bringing their members together for a half-day Spring conference on tackling economic crime. The afternoon discussions will focus on Collaboration to Reduce Economic Crime. INVITATION ONLY
Tuesday 03 June 8:00AM - 9:30AM
A briefing by Hostage UK on the consequences for family and friends of being kidnapped and held as a hostage. The briefing will include the personal account of someone who has experienced life as hostage. INVITATION ONLY
Wednesday 04 June 8:00AM - 9:30AM
This small breakfast meeting chaired by London First Chairman, Philip Dilley, provides members with a chance to raise their concerns and discuss the challenges of doing business in the capital. INVITATION ONLY
A roundtable breakfast with Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, on the judicial review regime for planning challenges
Tuesday 10 June 8:15AM - 9:45AM
The event will provide attendees with an overview on how the proposed Judicial Review reforms the Government are introducing will help to improve the way planning challenges are managed. Following the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation last year on further reforms to the judicial review process, the MoJ published its response to the consultation paper in February 2014 and introduced the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2014. The package of measures includes a financial mechanism to ensure that claimants, and those who support and fund claims but sometimes remain hidden in the background, bear a more proportionate degree of financial risk when they decide to pursue a case. To help streamline the planning process and encourage economic growth, the MoJ are also introducing a permissions filter for appeals under section 288 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 in order to weed out weak claims at an early stage. The MoJ are also creating a Planning Court (within the High Court) which is designed to reduce delays to key projects and allow nationally significant cases to reach the Supreme Court faster. This roundtable discussion will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to discuss directly with the Minister how these reforms will work in practice. INVITATION ONLY
Tuesday 17 June 6:00PM - 7:45PM
At this discussion event with Sir David Higgins, Baroness Valentine will lead a question and answer session on the opportunities HS2 will bring to the UK and how the redevelopment potential of Euston and Old Oak Common can now be realised. INVITATION ONLY