Getting our capital back to growth
This paper summarises the immediate actions needed from London’s businesses and policymakers as the city unlocks. It is supported by a number of underlying working papers which, given the fluidity of the situation, are being regularly updated
Getting Apprentices Back to Work
Our report with North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) details a seven-point plan to save apprenticeship system including increased flexibility in the use of Levy funds to financial relief for Levy-funded apprenticeships
Squaring the circle — Funding London’s transport pipeline and levelling up
London First has been considering alternative ways of funding London’s transport infrastructure needs for some time and this paper draws on a workshop held in partnership with KPMG in January 2020.
Delivering the Workforce of Tomorrow — Boosting England’s business-led apprenticeship system
Joint report between London First and the North West Business Leadership Team, focusing on practical asks to change the Apprenticeship system.
Moving Forward Together
Businesses across the country know the value of good transport infrastructure. But the UK does not have a strong track record. As this report notes, we have lagged behind our international competitors for much of the last 25 years. If we are serious about confronting the challenges of productivity, the environment, and reuniting the country, then we must address the systemic underinvestment in the UK’s transport infrastructure. A report with WPI Economics
‘Tourist Information: Mapping the local value of international visitors’, from London First and EY, based on insights from Mastercard and Airbnb data, reveals that £2.8bn is being spent each year around TfL fare zones 2 – 3, in a “halo zone” of boroughs including Tower Hamlets, Islington, Camden, Greenwich and Hackney.
Global Britain — A fair and managed immigration system fit for the post-Brexit economy
Global Britain- a fair and managed immigration system fit for the post-Brexit economy. A London First and PwC report.
Roadmap to 5G
For London to lead the digital revolution it needs fast, reliable, and universal mobile and broadband connectivity. London First and Mobile UK, with the help and expertise of Gowling WLC, have come together to explore how to improve digital roll-out in London. We have focused on setting out what operators, London’s government and boroughs need to do improve digital connectivity