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Business led learning, the solution to the skills gap?

BlogNews & resources Naomi Smith, Executive Director, Campaigns, London First  We know the skills gap is affecting business across the capital, and will continue to impact economic growth unless long-term solutions are put in place. But, there’s much to learn from the great

October 23, 2017 0 comments

Take Me to the River

BlogNews & resources Stuart Fraser Partner, Make Architects As London’s ongoing housing shortage intensifies, so do calls for densification, particularly in the form of mixed use schemes. Flats set over supermarkets have already gained traction, and there’s a growing push to integrate new

October 3, 2017 0 comments

Open all hours – the future of London retail

BlogNews & resources EY hosted London First’s kick-off discussion on what London should be doing to support the long-term future of retail. EY Partner and panellist Julie Carlyle reflects on the discussion. UK retailers are clearly under pressure. Structural changes throughout the industry

September 27, 2017 0 comments

Breaking news – first reactions on PM’s Florence speech

BlogNews & resources We’ve campaigned hard for our EU citizens’ rights to be guaranteed, and May’s speech gave some much needed assurance. May outlined EU citizens’ rights will be enshrined in UK law, with the UK taking account of European Court of Justice

September 22, 2017 0 comments

What ‘planning for the right homes in the right places’ really means

BlogNews & resources Sara Parkinson, Programme Director Last week the government published its consultation paper ‘Planning for the right homes in the right places’ outlining proposals for a number of the Housing White Paper reforms. Here’s my take on how the 62-page proposal

September 21, 2017 0 comments

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