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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.



Tackling London’s housing shortage demands greater pragmatism, honesty and creativity from all sides

Blog Craig McWilliam, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland The capital’s response to its housing crisis will only be successful with bold public sector leadership led by vision and an honest depiction of the trade-offs and difficult decisions inherent in urban development.

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Business, students and politicians defend international students at ‘stand up and don’t be counted’ rally

NewsNews & resources   Business, politicians, universities, colleges and students are standing up and demanding that international students are not counted in the government’s net migration target. Influential figures including Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham and Leader of Liberal Democrats, Tulip Siddiq, MP

February 13, 2018 0 comments

Mayor backs key London First priorities at business group meeting

News & resources This week, we met with Sadiq Khan along with other London business groups. The Mayor fully shares business’ concerns about the uncertainty that Brexit poses to the capital’s competitiveness, and encouraged business to continue to make the case for clarity

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Estate Regeneration and ‘First Dibs’ for Londoners – has Mayor made the right call?

Blog Jonathan Seager – Executive Director, Policy Estate regeneration across London is not without controversy and recent events in both Haringey and Southwark have highlighted some of the challenges when working on complex schemes with multiple stakeholders, including residents and leaseholders.

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Help us beat the drum for a business-friendly Brexit

Blog Mark Hilton, Skills and Immigration Director, London First Having jumped the Blue Monday hurdle – supposedly the most depressing day of the year – perhaps we can look ahead with optimism that this year will be the year when the

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Who holds the key to unlocking London’s Opportunity Areas?

Blog Building London Week was a fitting point to present the findings of the London Urban Transformation Commission (LUTC). Amidst the capital’s worsening housing crisis and associated pressures on its long-term competitiveness, the Commission has been exploring why London’s large under-utilised

January 23, 2018 0 comments

London’s stellar planning projects celebrated at London Planning Awards

NewsNews & resources Winners include Bloomberg’s new European HQ, a new business and retail destination on Regent Street and an ingenious approach to cooling a building. The winners of the London Planning Awards 2018 have been unveiled, including Bloomberg’s striking new European headquarters

January 19, 2018 0 comments
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