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Heathrow immigration queues: Border Force failing its task and failing the UK

Commenting on unacceptably long immigration queues at Heathrow, Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“The Border Force must up it’s game – it is failing in its task and failing the UK, and it’s simply not good enough. We cannot say we are open to business and then force visitors to queue for hours to get in. At a time when we need investment and cash spent in the UK, we can’t afford to deter businesses and tourists from coming here”

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London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure.

London First delivers its activities with the support of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes further education colleges and London’s universities.

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