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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

How to build tomorrow’s workforce today

Blog Ed Thurman, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking at Lloyds Banking Group Our survey with over 1000 businesses in the UK has highlighted just how alert employers are to the rapidly evolving workplace.  Keeping a pace with this change

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Capital needs to unite on Skills and Employment agenda

BlogNews & resources Last year I made it my priority as Chairman of London First, to bring together business leaders from a cross section of key sectors, to form a Skills and Employment Commission.  We tasked ourselves with helping to improve the skills

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Tackling London’s housing shortage demands greater pragmatism, honesty and creativity from all sides

Blog Craig McWilliam, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland The capital’s response to its housing crisis will only be successful with bold public sector leadership led by vision and an honest depiction of the trade-offs and difficult decisions inherent in urban development.

February 15, 2018 0 comments

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