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London’s housing pipeline cracks as nearly half of new homes aren’t built

In 2017, 46% of new homes given planning permission fell by the wayside Only 3,000 homes were built in London’s suburbs, despite making up more than half of London’s land Year on year...

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Keeping infrastructure on the agenda for 2018

David Leam, Executive Director, London First 2018 got off to a bumpy start for infrastructure with the resignation of Lord Adonis as chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. With...

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Time for international students to stand up and not be counted

Mark Hilton, Skills and Employment Director, London First The fight to keep Britain front and centre of the global stage intensifies as we race towards Brexit. Investing in our international...

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Reimagining rent – keeping essential workers in our capital

Following the success of our Employer Housing Pledges, London First was invited by the Cabinet Office to apply for the Young Foundation’s Reimagining Rent programme. We are delighted to have been...

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Bigger, bolder braver; how far could housing strategy go?

Mairead Carroll, Programme Director, Housing In his foreword for the draft London Housing Strategy (LHS) the Mayor writes that “London’s housing crisis is the single biggest barrier to...

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