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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.



A capital year of achievement celebrated at London First awards

News Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence, Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, and the Night Tube among the winners The seventh annual London First awards have celebrated achievements in skills and employment, transport, healthcare and business leadership across the capital.

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Giving residents their say in estate regeneration

BlogNews & resources Mairead Carroll, Programme Director, Housing I have lived in east London for the past 20 years, with the last 10 in Newham. Close to where I live stand three tall towers all nearly empty, all in various stages of disrepair.

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Promising to build new homes will unlock support in London elections

News Polling ahead of 3 May elections finds 43% of London’s voters are more favourable towards a candidate who backs new homes Housing is key election battleground but candidates underestimate public support for new homes Majority of Londoners agree more homes

April 11, 2018 0 comments

Working for a trade deal for business

NewsBlog A year on from Article 50 being triggered, we were delighted to offer members the opportunity to engage with Prof L Alan Winters, Director of UK Trade Policy Observatory, and Stephanie Flanders of Bloomberg, at a discussion hosted by Linklaters.

April 6, 2018 0 comments

Taking stock: Where we are on the road to Brexit

Blog A year ago today, Theresa May notified the European Council of her intention to withdraw the UK from the European Union. With one year to go until the UK’s formal exit, and three years until the benefits of EU membership

March 28, 2018 0 comments

Time for Government to Hear Some Home Truths on Housebuilding

Blog Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive, London First The UK needs to start building 300,000 new homes every year to keep pace with demand and give people a place to call home. The Prime Minister has called on homebuilders to “do their

March 26, 2018 0 comments

Chuka Umunna MP on Brexit: business is too important not to be a loud voice in this debate

Blog Chuka Umunna, former shadow Business Secretary and a London MP who has boldly spoken out to advocate a business-friendly Brexit, recently spoke at a London First dinner.  Following this dinner, he has shared his personal views in the piece below

March 22, 2018 0 comments
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