Brexit update: Resilience, lobbying key

Future of London’s second cross-sector Brexit briefing was understandably more sobering than our first, on 15th July. As keynote Tony Travers said both times, early impacts were not as dire as expected – in part because, as Bilfinger GVA’s Gerry Hughes noted, Brexit is not a debt-led crisis like 2008, and because, as both Travers and … [Read more...]

Estate Renewal: making the case for London

As the Housing Bill moves through Parliament, the Heseltine Estate Regeneration Panel gears up and the mayoral election looms, 60 of London's most experienced housing providers have come together to agree the most serious obstacles to estate renewal in the capital, and the best ways to overcome them. Through January and February, … [Read more...]

Estate Renewal: Strategy, Community, Delivery

As far-reaching central government housing policies start to take effect, London interests are marshaling arguments and pleas ahead of the mayoral election. Add Lord Heseltine's Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel, and this is the ideal time to act. Specifically, this is the ideal time for London’s housing providers – boroughs, builders, housing … [Read more...]

2014-15 Leaders programmes kick off

This autumn, we’ve welcomed 31 candidates on to our Leaders career development programmes: 16 new Future London Leaders, and 15 new practitioners for Leaders Plus. Future London Leaders Round 8 launched on 25th September at the Building Centre to an audience of candidates, mentors and programme supporters. After the launch was kicked off by … [Read more...]

Planning for school places

As London’s population continues to rise, and with the country’s highest birth rates, local authorities across the capital region face rapidly increasing demand for school places. Boroughs have a statutory requirement to provide a school place for every child, and many schools are already operating at full capacity. While the current shortage is … [Read more...]