Keeping our capital working for the UK

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Our achievements

2017 – following London First’s calls and scoping of the role, the capital gets its first Chief Digital Officer

2016 – cross-business support for our Let Britain Fly  campaign, initiated in 2013, is pivotal in securing the government backing for a new Heathrow runway

2014 – concerned by a lack of housing to meet the demands of a growing population, we launch the Fifty Thousand Homes campaign to bring about a step-change increase in London’s housing supply

2014 – we work with the Mayor’s London Enterprise Panel to develop a business-led economic development agenda for London to 2036,

2013 – Crossrail 2 edges further forward as our task force releases its proposal route

2012 – the chancellor reflects the calls of our two year campaign by announcing in the Budget a reduction in the top rate of income tax to 45%.

2012 – as part of our our Olympic legacy activity we helped to create, and expand, CompeteFor – a free service that has enabled businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to the 2012 Games.  CompeteFor continues to be used in the supply chain of major capital infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail.

2008 – having campaigned for Crossrail since our inception, we are delighted when the government gives the go ahead for the project

2005 – we help galvanise business support for London’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games bid, as a catalyst for regeneration in east London

2005 – we develop the New West End Company, the UK’s largest retail Business Improvement District that manages the improvement and promotion of Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street

2002 – London schools benefit from the teaching skills of hundreds of exceptional graduates, placed by Teach First, an initiative pioneered by London First

2000 – our work is instrumental in creating the executive office of the Mayor of London

1996 – we set out a 15 year transport strategy, agreed with other business organisations and borough associations, which has now been substantially implemented

1994 – we establish Think London, now London and Partners, to promote London to business audiences worldwide and encourage foreign direct investment

1992London First is born

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