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Sadiq publishes Brexit risk analysis

The Mayor of London has published new analysis of the potential impact of Brexit on the economy, which points to a “lost decade of lower employment and economic growth”, and 87000 less jobs in London.

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Sadiq unveils markets board

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a package of measures to help protect and grow London’s street markets, including the creation of the London Markets Board, a team of industry experts and experienced business leaders.

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New GLA sector jobs data

GLA Economics has produced a London Jobs series from 1971-2015 for sectors and boroughs which sets out the methodology used to develop a borough by sector employee jobs series, and the properties of this experimental series.

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Mayor plans Creative Enterprise Zones

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched plans to establish Creative Enterprise Zones across the capital to help creative talent thrive.

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Mayor launches Economic Development strategy

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched his Economic Development Strategy, which sets out how he will try to ensure that all Londoners share in the benefits of London’s prosperity as it grows.

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Crossrail passes 1000 apprenticeship mark

More than 1,000 apprenticeships have now been created since the start of the Crossrail programme in 2009.

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Sadiq names Indian ambassador

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that Indian businessman, Deepak Parekh, is to be the first of a network of international ambassadors who will be tasked with championing London across the globe.

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Government launches Planning Delivery Fund

A new £25 million Government fund has been launched to help local authorities to deliver the “high quality, well designed homes that this country needs”.

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Mayor appoints “good growth” commissioners

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed ten new commissioners to the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) following a formal recruitment process.

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West London misses Planning Awards list

The shortlist for the London Planning Awards 2018 has been unveiled, with no place for any West London schemes.

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London Borough of Culture – bidding boroughs announced

Twenty two boroughs have bid to be London Borough of Culture in either 2019 or 2020, including Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Hounslow.

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Mayor launches London Plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he has demonstrated his determination to get London building the affordable homes it needs by “ripping up existing planning rules and calling on homebuilders to develop sites at higher housing densities to substantially … Continue reading

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Sadiq sticks up for pubs

New measures to halt the number of pubs closing their doors across the capital have been set out by the Mayor Sadiq Khan in his draft London Plan.

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Government launches Industrial Strategy

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the government’s Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how they believe Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people … Continue reading

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Mayor of London looks for more car free development

Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, being published soon, will include new proposals to encourage Londoners out of their cars, doubling cycle parking requirements and forcing more developments to be car free.

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Mayor not moving on Green Belt

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has strengthened his commitment to protect London’s Green Belt and other important open spaces for future generations and set out plans to help make more than half of London green by 2050.

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NLA London’s Towns exhibition

A study launched by New London Architecture examines how innovative regeneration of outer London’s station sites will be vital to deliver the density of development required to house London’s predicted population growth.

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Budget – good news for Heathrow, bad news for London housing?

The Chancellor’s recent budget contained some potentially good news for Heathrow’s expansion plans, but was condemned by Sadiq Khan as “the most anti-London for a generation”.

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WLB Awards shortlist announced

After a competitive selection process, the judging panel for the West London Business Awards has revealed the shortlist for the 2018 awards.

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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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