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.
Everything you need to know about build to rent in London
This report provides an overview of why build to rent is relevant to London and the many housing challenges the city faces, the benefits that such development can bring such as helping to increase housing supply, and an explanation of key issues that boroughs will need to consider when thinking about build to rent schemes in their areas.
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.
Seizing the Opportunities- a new approach for transforming London
We have brought together practitioners and consulted widely to consider why London has struggled to transform many of its Opportunity Areas and similar locations into productive places. We identify what is needed to help accelerate progress to create great places to live and work, at pace, volume, quality and affordability for the long-term success of London.
Securing UK Borders
This second report in the series focuses on the implications of leaving the EU for the management of the UK’s borders. For effective management, there is a need to balance the desire for secure borders against making it as easy as possible for international business to thrive and legitimate movement to occur. The report considers how this can be done in a post-Brexit world.
Unlocking London’s Residential Density
Exploring how a new approach to daylight and sunlight guidance for dense urban environments is one of the key components to achieving a significant
increase in housing and maintaining good quality amenity.
Estate Regeneration — more and better homes for London
The report considers what more can be done to support the physical regeneration process to help deliver, amongst other objectives, more new homes where this has been selected as the best option. It highlights three key issues that must be addressed to support a new wave of regeneration, setting out a series of key considerations on each.
London 2036: A new agenda for jobs and growth: In the context of huge political and economic changes, we analyse new data and provide fresh insights on: access to global talent, building on our strengths in tech and innovation and addressing gaps in infrastructure and housing.
London 2026 — the capital’s place in the UK economy
This report takes an optimistic look ahead at London’s future; if we get the industrial policies right we can continue to create high skilled jobs at the rate we were before Brexit. It explores what that future will look like in order to better prepare for it, playing into the government’s industrial strategy.
Homes for Londoners- a blueprint for the Mayor
The Mayor’s Homes for Londoner’s initiative can enable the GLA to shift from setting policies and distributing limited government money, into an organisation that pushes, and where necessary intervenes, to drive the delivery of more homes. This report sets out a blueprint for what HfL should concentrate on, from the perspective of London business.
A chief digital officer for London
London First and Centre for London, working closely with Bloomberg Associates, and in consultation with a wide range of business interests have produced this report to look in more detail at how the role of Chief Digital Officer might support growth in London.
Redefining Density — building more and better homes for London
One of a series of reports looking in greater depth at the set of recommendations made in London First’s report, Home Truths. Redefining Density focuses on making better use of London’s land, with policies that enable more homes to be built in a given area to accommodate the city’s rising population.
Carrots and Sticks — a targets and incentives approach to building more homes
This report follows on from our Home Truths report. It focuses on the practicalities of taking forward a central recommendation – how to introduce an effective system of “targets and incentives” to support more housebuilding.
London Calling- the contribution of international students to UK growth
By quantifying the impact of international students, we hope that this report will help politicians and policymakers maximise the contribution that universities and their students make to both London’s and the UK’s economic success.
London’s Infrastructure — investing for growth
London’s projected growth to a city of 10 million people by the early 2030s is testimony to the capital’s continued attractiveness. Yet
as it grows, the infrastructure that enables the city to function comes under greater strain. London urgently needs a comprehensive long term infrastructure plan,
with priorities and funding developed and agreed with input from government, business and the wider population.