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Are we seeing a spring in the step-change for housing?

BlogNews & resources Mairéad Anne Carroll, Programme Director, Housing Following on from last week’s announcement of revised changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, there were hopes the Chancellor’s Spring Statement could see government further cement its commitment to solving the nation’s housing

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Three key conversations at Cannes- MIPIM 2018

BlogNews & resources With nearly half of our members attending MIPIM each year, it’s clearly an important diary date for the London First community. Our mission to “make London the best city in the world in which to do business” emerged from some

March 16, 2018 0 comments

Why London will remain resilient through Brexit

BlogNews & resources In this current environment with the apparent lack of political decisiveness over what Brexit means for all of us, it is easy to be despondent on where the London economy sits. However, if one looks behind the politics thankfully there

March 16, 2018 0 comments

The Mayor’s Housing strategy – admirably ambitious but achievable?

Blog John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First Our annual housing lunch at MIPIM saw many attendees in a reflective mood. The new London Plan has the ambitious target of roughly doubling London’s new homes to 65,000: but does

March 15, 2018 0 comments

PM’s Planning Policy- a concrete plan for delivering homes?

Blog Mairead Carroll, Programme Director, Housing On the 13th July 2016 just after she was appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May stood in front of the assembled media and promised to fight against the ‘burning injustices’ facing the country. This included her

March 8, 2018 0 comments

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