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Business group says jump in migrants means 'game over' for government target

In response to the news that the number of long-term migrants coming to the UK rose to 212,000 in the year to September 2013 Mark Hilton, Head of Immigration Policy at London First, said this is ‘...

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Home Truths – recommendations for solving London’s housing crisis

In the fortnight that saw Boris Johnson congratulate planners and developers for building new homes to house the Olympic baby boomers, London First has told the Mayor that, although revised, his house...

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Chinese students have designs on UK fashion schools

Mark Hilton, Head of Immigration Policy at London First comments on new figures showing that record numbers of Chinese students are moving to London to study fashion, design, music and film,...

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Crossrail 2 plans meet key government test for go-ahead

New line could  avert ‘intolerable pressure’ on Londoners as city population hits 10m, study finds. A new £12 billion underground rail line to ease chronic overcrowding on London and the...

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East Village takes gold at London Planning Awards

The transformation of the 2012 Olympic Village into East Village has scooped the Mayor of London’s prestigious Award for Planning Excellence at this year’s London Planning Awards. The project,...

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