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.
The Offsite Rule- delivering more affordable housing in London
This report explores the challenge of increasing the consistency and transparency of the planning
process in relation to affordable housing, to help build more homes.
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 First, Thames 2050 consultation response
The river has long played a central role in London and the South-East’s regional economy, prosperity and growth. The tidal Thames and the Port of London generate 43,500 full-time equivalent jobs, of which 27,000 are people directly employed in port-related operations, with the remainder in the associated supply chain and support activities.
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.
Jams Today, Jams Tomorrow
The introduction of a Congestion Zone in 2003 offered a brief respite for the very centre of the city. This report calls on the Mayor to champion more effective management of demand — and that will mean moving to a more sophisticated system of congestion charging in the capital.
The Green Belt- a place for Londoners?
Land in the Green Belt covers a range of uses and is of variable quality from beautiful parks to derelict buildings on wasteland. This report proposes that local planning authorities should be encouraged to review their Green Belt and consider how the land within it that is of poor environmental quality, of little or no public benefit and has good connectivity could be re-designated for high quality, well-designed residential development that incorporates truly accessible public green space.
Benchmarking the effectiveness of London’s promotional system
By seeking to understand lessons learned from other cities’ promotional activities, this report aims to help inform policy makers maximise the contribution of tourism, foreign investment and trade to both London’s and the UK’s economies.
London FinTech and the EU
Pre-referendum, we spoke to some of the UK’s top FinTech companies to better understand the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the capital’s FinTech sector. The report has been supported by KPMG.