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London First is a business membership organisation, with the mission to make London the best place in the world for business. We’re focused on keeping our capital working for the whole of the UK.



Westminster roundup

News London First continued positive engagement with key stakeholders in Westminster throughout May, keeping the priorities for London business high on the agenda. With the anticipated vote on expanding Heathrow airport approaching, Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg spoke to our members about

May 31, 2018 0 comments

Empowering London to deliver the homes it needs

BlogNews & resources James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing Londoners know that affordable housing is the greatest challenge facing the capital today – and London First members know it is the biggest obstacle when hiring and retaining employees too. That is why the

May 31, 2018 0 comments

Letting the UK shine on the world stage: a post-Brexit immigration system fit for Global Britain

Blog Mark Hilton, Executive Director, Policy Home Secretary is one of the hardest gigs in government.  Over the years, many big hitters have been defeated by the size of the brief and unexpected baggage emerging from their department. Windrush was Amber

May 31, 2018 0 comments

London First appoints Paul Drechsler, CBE, as new Chairman

NewsNews & resources London First appoints Paul Drechsler, CBE, as new Chairman Succeeding John Allan, CBE, who is stepping down after completing his three-year term London First has appointed Paul Drechsler, CBE, as its new Chairman. The influential business group campaigns to keep

May 25, 2018 0 comments

What is next for UK trade with the EU?

Blog Natasha Ryan, Brexit Campaigns Manager As the negotiations approach the second half of the year, the details of the Withdrawal Agreement are being agreed. Whilst this is not expected to be finalised until after the summer, attention is now turning

May 17, 2018 0 comments

Government positivity for the aviation sector

Blog Richard Dilks, Programme Director, Transport Last week we were delighted to have the new Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg CBE, at a member briefing kindly hosted by Allen & Overy. We and members were left feeling positive that the Government is

May 17, 2018 0 comments

London elections: movement below the surface

Blog John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First For some, it was about the bins. For others, Brexit. One of the most depressing things about being a councillor seeking re-election is that your local record, no matter how compelling,

May 4, 2018 0 comments
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