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
Everything you need to know about build to rent in London — second edition
This report – the second edition – provides an updated overview of why build to rent is relevant to housing in London, the benefits it can bring, and an explanation of key issues that boroughs need to consider when thinking about build to rent in their local areas.
Hard Choices — How much should the nation spend on building new homes?
A £20 billion ‘brick wall’ stands in the way of the government’s ambition to deliver its promise of building 300,000 homes a year in England, according to a new report for London First by leading economics consultancy Volterra.
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
Paying for Crossrail 2
London can meet the government’s challenge to pay half the cost of Crossrail 2, and for funds to be raised during construction. This Proposal follows backing from National Infrastructure Commission for Crossrail 2 to go ahead.
An Employment and Skills Action Plan for London
For the first time, business leaders across London’s sectors have come together to analyse detailed evidence on current and future labour market challenges and put in place a
comprehensive and cross-cutting Employment and Skills Action Plan for London.
Growing Together — Cities and regions collaborating on shared priorities
The UK’s cities and regions compete fiercely for jobs and investment. But they also collaborate widely, taking advantage of clusters of industry excellence. Four business groups are committing to work more closely with each other to ensure the regions are better connected, share learning and grow together post-Brexit.
Homes for voters- a people poll in the build up to local elections 2018
In March 2018, London First and Grosvenor commissioned YouGov to survey Londoners and Councillors in London on their views about housing, particularly in relation to the local elections in May 2018. We summarise the key highlights of the survey here.
Skills Commission Consultation
London First established the London Employment and Skills Commission to tackle London’s skills crisis head on. This consultation report sets out our proposed employment and skills action plan for London — what is required of business, and government.
The new London Plan; a London First perspective
We have set out our recommendations for amendments and key changes to the Draft London Plan on a number of strategic and detailed policies; we believe these recommendations will enable the Plan to better achieve its strategic growth targets and to ultimately deliver more homes and jobs.
No time to Waste — keeping London’s airports connected in a post-Brexit world
This report describes the key steps London First believes are necessary to make the most of our existing airport capacity, improve access to it and passengers’ experience of it, and in so doing further grow London and the UK’s ability to interact globally.
Fixing the Housing Crisis ‑Performance Indicators 2017
We commissioned Grant Thornton to produce baseline analysis, charting progress towards building the homes that Londoners need. This report captures the full picture of house building in the capital throughout 2017.
Not just a pretty place — placemaking study 2017
Successful development is not simply a matter of building more homes and offices, and regeneration cannot be best imposed from above. This placemaking study summarises the views of London’s business community, in a series of recommendations based on collective experience and case studies.