Joint business groups letter on recovery to the Prime Minister
London First and a group of leading business groups and associations in the capital wrote to the Prime Minister with a list of actions and steps to take during recovery from the crisis.
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.
High Streets Manifesto
Our report calling for changes to planning and development rules and cutting red tape to unlock the potential of the high street, and to support London’s start-ups and entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
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
Crossrail — 40 Years in the Making
The significance of the Elizabeth line will quickly be taken for granted by commuters racing to and from the office and visitors to London but it stands as a permanent reminder of what a world city can – and should – do if consensus is built to galvanise mere ambition.
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.
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.