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Mayor launches STEM initiatives

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a range of new initiatives to boost the take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

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Mayor launches tech initiatives

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched two major new tech initiatives to boost the sector and help harness the capital’s tech talent to make life better for Londoners.

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Sadiq targets housebuilding surge

New figures released by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, reveal that London needs to build 66,000 new homes every year to meet its needs, as he reveals his new draft London Plan housing targets.

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Catalyst bond issue secures £250m

Catalyst Housing has issued a 30-year bond and raised £250m to invest in their forward pipeline.

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Outer London “failing to build”

New figures from London First suggest that many of London’s outer boroughs are failing to build enough homes and are contributing substantially to the city’s housing crisis.

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London Business Rate Retention deal

London should be able to invest more money in vital infrastructure and public services after the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and London boroughs took a step closer to a deal that will see London retain more of the money it raises … Continue reading

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T-Charge kicks off with promise of rapid expansion

The world’s toughest emission standard, the £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) which levies an extra £10 on any journey in to central London by an older diesel vehicle, has come in to force, with plans to expand it quickly to the … Continue reading

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WLA gets One Public Estate cash

The West London Alliance has been awarded £50,000 to further develop it’s bid to the Government’s One Public Estate and Land Release Fund.

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Adonis urges Heathrow action

Chair of the Infrastructure Commission Lord Adonis has warned the Government to address “perhaps the most serious infrastructure failure of all” and reach a firm decision on expanding Heathrow Airport – an issue yet to be resolved 13 years after … Continue reading

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Sadiq calls for ERDF replacement detail

The Mayor of London has called on the Government to say how it will replace vital funding that benefits the capital that will be lost once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

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UWL climbs again

The University of West London is celebrating a rise in the rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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Cycle Superhighway 9 consultation

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a consultation for a new segregated cycle superhighway that will bring safer cycling to West London.

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Government funds neighbourhood planning

The Government is to make £22.8 million available to assist in the making of neighbourhood plans.

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MIPIM UK to discuss Brexit effect on overseas investment

A survey conducted at MIPIM earlier this year suggests nearly half of overseas investors will continue to put their money in to the UK after Brexit, while over half will slow it down or stop investing altogether.

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Government housing plan would ramp up London numbers

London’s housing targets are set to increase significantly under new Government proposals.

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Crossrail track complete

A significant milestone has been marked with the official completion of the permanent track for the Elizabeth line.

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London First on Build to Rent

London will become a city of renters, with the number of people renting in the capital due to overtake homeowners by 2025, so London must take a long-term and strategic approach to providing a better choice of rented accommodation, say … Continue reading

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Mayor makes infrastructure call

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called for a major increase in infrastructure spending across the UK in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Sadiq announces cash for land buying

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced his intention to earmark £250 million for City Hall to use for buying and preparing land for new and affordable housing.

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Mayor argues for housing devo

Sadiq Khan says that City Hall and London’s boroughs are fighting to solve the capital’s housing crisis “with one arm tied behind their back”, and says it is now vital that the Government grants them greater powers and resources to … Continue reading

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