A London First report set to be published this week said pressure from other parts of Britain to reduce immigration was damaging to London’s ability to “stay open for business”.
The report, which will be published this week, also said pressure from other parts of Britain to reduce immigration was damaging to London’s ability to “stay open for business”.
London faces growing competition from alternative hubs, such as Singapore, that are geographically, culturally and linguistically closer to large emerging markets.
National public opinion and hence UK government policy could put pressure on some of the critical underpinnings of London’s [leading position], in particular its openness to immigration and its relationship with the European Union.
A London First report was covered by the FT. It also says that the UK airport capacity and the visa system also need to be improved.
A new report says that the UK's hostility to immigrants and the European Union is threatening the capital's status as one of the world's leading business cities.
The business lobby group London First's briefing, which was commissioned by Mayor Boris Johnson, says that Britain must build relationships with emerging markets like Asia, the FT (£) reports.
David Morris drank five double whiskies before launching into a drink-fuelled tirade when he was refused any more drinks.Read the full story ›
The streets of London will soon be greener, after Boris Johnson announced plans to plant another 4,300 trees by March next year. That will bring the total number of trees planted under the Street Tree initiative to 20,000. 23 projects will share £600,000 as part of the latest round of planting.
- The latest batch of trees will be planted in the following boroughs:
- Barnet - 72
- Brent - 202
- Camden - 100
- Croydon - 194
- Ealing - 1161
- Enfield - 347
- Hackney - 50
- Hammersmith and Fulham - 100
- Haringey - 200
- Harrow - 400
- Havering - 50
- Hillingdon - 50
- Hounslow - 200
- Islington - 400
- Kingston - 40
- Lambeth - 300
- Lewisham - 21
- Merton - 110
- Newham - 20
- Redbridge - 80
- Westminster - 181
A man who was arrested on Boris Johnson's flight back from Kuala Lumpur today has been charged.
43 year old David Owen Morris, from Aldershot in Surrey, was charged with a number of offences including assault by beating and being drunk on a aeroplane.
He will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on December 18th.
The Mayor of London was heading back from the Far East with his trade delegation when the unexpected events began to unfold at 35,000 feet.Read the full story ›
London's Mayor Boris Johnson has floated the idea of introducing car free Sundays in the capital, after experiencing one in Indonesia.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of London has visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of his trade mission to Asia.Read the full story ›
Boris Johnson wants a personal drone to fly across the skies of London and deliver his online shopping.Read the full story ›