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Every budget is difficult

Blog John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First Every budget is difficult. Chancellors seldom have enough cash to meet the combined needs of the spending departments, let alone the demands from their stakeholders. But this budget will be particularly

November 15, 2017 0 comments

Time to see true value of EU talent

BlogNews & resources Mark Hilton, Director of Immigration and Employment, London First Amidst further conflicting messages from the government on a Brexit deal, we have responded to government on the contribution of EEA-workers in the UK labour market and the need for a transition agreement with the

October 30, 2017 0 comments

Ticking timebomb as business waits on guarantees for EU workers

BlogNews & resources Mark Hilton, Skills Director, London First Without EU nationals coming to the UK to fill jobs over the last ten years or so, London’s growth would have stalled.  It is unlikely that we would be the global power house that

October 23, 2017 0 comments

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

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