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Will the new London Plan deliver for London?

Blog Sara Parkinson, Programme Director, London First For the first time in almost a decade, a new London Plan will be published for consultation on 29 November.  The Plan will set out the Mayor’s strategic policies to guide development and growth

November 16, 2017 0 comments

London’s Housing Crisis – how business can intervene

Blog Natasha Ryan, Campaigns Manager I attended an event last week hosted by the Cabinet Office Business Partnerships Team and the Whitehall & Industry Group, with London First and employers Deloitte, Starbucks and Golin sharing how they have implemented policies to

November 15, 2017 0 comments

Every budget is difficult

Blog John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First Every budget is difficult. Chancellors seldom have enough cash to meet the combined needs of the spending departments, let alone the demands from their stakeholders. But this budget will be particularly

November 15, 2017 0 comments

UK city regions ‘Growing Together’ – call for business insight

News Through our Growing Together programme we are highlighting the complementary roles and functions that UK cities play in driving jobs and growth across the economy. Its aim is to break down the assumption of a zero-sum game between regions and show that better cooperation and connectivity between

November 9, 2017 0 comments

Time to see true value of EU talent

BlogNews & resources Mark Hilton, Director of Immigration and Employment, London First Amidst further conflicting messages from the government on a Brexit deal, we have responded to government on the contribution of EEA-workers in the UK labour market and the need for a transition agreement with the

October 30, 2017 0 comments

Ticking timebomb as business waits on guarantees for EU workers

BlogNews & resources Mark Hilton, Skills Director, London First Without EU nationals coming to the UK to fill jobs over the last ten years or so, London’s growth would have stalled.  It is unlikely that we would be the global power house that

October 23, 2017 0 comments

Business led learning, the solution to the skills gap?

BlogNews & resources Naomi Smith, Executive Director, Campaigns, London First  We know the skills gap is affecting business across the capital, and will continue to impact economic growth unless long-term solutions are put in place. But, there’s much to learn from the great

October 23, 2017 0 comments
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