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Mayor of London wants faster action on overseas ownership

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the Government to speed up plans for a new public register of the beneficial ownership of overseas companies that own UK property, following a statement from Ministers that its launch is … Continue reading

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Sadiq adds £1m to Borough of Culture pot

With the announcement of the winning boroughs in the Borough of Culture competition imminent, the Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a further £1million boost to the scheme.

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Mayor announces increase to TfL borough funding

The Mayor of London has today announced that an additional £11.6m will be available to boroughs in TfL’s business plan to fund improvements to their streets and local neighbourhoods.

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Sadiq proposes Estate Ballots before regen

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has published a City Hall guide to estate regeneration in London, which aims to protect social housing, and proposes mandatory ballots of residents for schemes where any demolition is planned as a strict condition … Continue reading

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Sadiq agrees funds for skills

Dozens of projects to boost skills and training for Londoners across the capital have been awarded a share of £25.7 million funding by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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Sadiq announces investment fund

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to invest £140million into a new investment fund to support projects that will grow the capital’s economy such as business space, transport infrastructure and schemes to bring new housing on stream.

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Mayor launches small homebuilders programme with TfL pilot sites

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a programme to pilot bringing forward small publicly owned sites to boost the capital’s small homebuilders sector and increase the supply of new and genuinely affordable homes.

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West London Business Awards 2018 winners announced

Everglade Windows has claimed the West London Company of the Year title at the 2018 West London Business Awards.

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Crossrail to have more impact than expected

With Crossrail – the Elizabeth line – due to open in less than a year, GVA has published new research that shows its impact will be significantly greater than previously predicted in 2012.

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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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