Investing properly in London’s infrastructure could boost the capital’s economy by £1.9 trillion over the long term, according to analysis by KPMG for London First.
London’s local authorities should begin a re-evaluation of their Green Belt to help solve the capital’s housing crisis, according to a new report, ‘The Green Belt: A Place for Londoners?’, by SERC at the London School of Economics, Quod planning consultancy, and business group London First.
With less than 100 days to go until the General Election, London First has released its priority asks of the next Government : A Manifesto for Jobs and Growth: Making London the best city in the world in which to do business. In it, we have set out its priorities to enable the capital to continue to compete and thrive, helping drive economic growth not only in the city but in the country as a whole.
London risks falling behind in the race for high-value investment and tourism because it lacks the assets and financial firepower of global rivals, according to a new report by Deloitte and London First.
Workers could quit London in their droves in the future as many struggle to pay rocketing housing costs, according to new research commissioned by global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend and London First. It raises serious concerns about a ‘reverse brain drain’ from London, with many workers saying they would consider leaving the city due to difficulties with paying their rent or mortgage.
A radical overhaul of congestion charging in London is needed if the capital’s roads are not to become increasingly clogged and unmanageable, according to a new report from business group London First
London First recently published a report, London and the EU, which concluded that EU membership is critical to London’s future success. We have now published facts and figures from the report in a briefing note entitled The relationship between London and Europe, setting out the importance of our affiliation with the world’s largest economy.
This report, sponsored by London First, has revealed that 90% of Chinese tour groups to Europe each year are currently missing out the UK. By comparison, over 80% said their trips focused on itineraries for France and Germany. 71% of tour operators surveyed said they would put the UK on European itineraries on the condition that the UK visa application process is simplified or indeed merged with the single Schengen visa, which allows travel to 26 other European countries. The report recommendeds three central potential improvement areas the UKCVA believes will make a significant impact on application numbers by streamlining the UK and Schengen visa application processes.
Led by a working group of London First members, and with expert input from the European Commission and the London School of Economics, this report finds the UK needs to be at the heart of the EU if London is to flourish in the future.
Led by a working group of London First members, and with expert input from the European Commission and the London School of Economics, London and the EU finds the UK needs to be at the heart of the EU if London is to flourish in the future. This is an Executive Summary of the full report.