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London First is a business membership organisation, with the mission to make London the best place in the world for business. We’re focused on keeping our capital working for the whole of the UK.



London First appoints Paul Drechsler, CBE, as new Chairman

NewsNews & resources London First appoints Paul Drechsler, CBE, as new Chairman Succeeding John Allan, CBE, who is stepping down after completing his three-year term London First has appointed Paul Drechsler, CBE, as its new Chairman. The influential business group campaigns to keep

May 25, 2018 0 comments

What is next for UK trade with the EU?

Blog Natasha Ryan, Brexit Campaigns Manager As the negotiations approach the second half of the year, the details of the Withdrawal Agreement are being agreed. Whilst this is not expected to be finalised until after the summer, attention is now turning

May 17, 2018 0 comments

Government positivity for the aviation sector

Blog Richard Dilks, Programme Director, Transport Last week we were delighted to have the new Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg CBE, at a member briefing kindly hosted by Allen & Overy. We and members were left feeling positive that the Government is

May 17, 2018 0 comments

London elections: movement below the surface

Blog John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First For some, it was about the bins. For others, Brexit. One of the most depressing things about being a councillor seeking re-election is that your local record, no matter how compelling,

May 4, 2018 0 comments

Time for UK cities and regions to Grow Together

Blog Dr David Lutton, Executive Director, Policy, London First The rivalry that exists between UK cities and regions has been passed down over generations. Every part of the country takes pride in its history, culture and dialect. Such pride spills over

May 4, 2018 0 comments

Encouraging innovative solutions to the housing crisis

BlogNews & resources We were delighted to participate in the Young Foundation’s Reimagining Rent programme following the success of our Employer Housing Pledges. The Young Foundation tackles social problems by working alongside communities, using the tools of research and social innovation. The programme supports

May 3, 2018 0 comments

Championing business priorities in Westminster

News This week, members of the London First team met with key policymakers in Westminster to champion the priorities for London business. We had a positive meeting with the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Brandon Lewis, highlighting the priorities for getting

April 20, 2018 0 comments
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