Localism and Economic Development

FoL held the second seminar in our Localism programme on 18th January, which began with a four-strong panel: Jeremy Skinner of the GLA began with a useful overview of the challenges of associating London’s economy with the Localism agenda. These are partly geographical - many London boroughs are bypassed every day with the mass transit of people … [Read more...]

Budget 2011: Going for growth?

For weeks now, the Government has insisted that the Budget 2011 would represent a package of pro-growth measures designed to boost the economy as the UK continues to recover from recession. So did it live up to the hype, and what are the implications for London? The answer is, as ever, both yes and no. While growth projections were downgraded to … [Read more...]