Leadership tips for the new mayor, from London’s next leaders

Future London Leaders Round 11 came to a lively conclusion on 16th March with a series of fast-paced proposals for the next Mayor of London. Their ‘Key Question’ was: What are the most critical leadership criteria for a new Mayor to deliver a liveable London during his/her first term? Candidates’ creative presentations included ideas ranging from … [Read more...]

Boost for the ‘burbs from Boris

The Mayor of London announced yesterday that £50m is being made available to to regenerate  town centres in outer London.  This will be welcome news for the outer boroughs that Boris has been accused of neglecting in favour of high profile projects - the Olympics and Crossrail in particular.  One of the main planks of Boris's pledge was to support … [Read more...]

Cross party dismay at affordable housing policy

Bagehot, the Economist’s political columnist, wrote a piece last week on the convergence of right and left wing political opinion on that controversial matter of affordable housing policy in London.  Compare Boris’s accusation of ‘Kosovo style cleansing’ with shadow work and pensions minister and Westminster North MP Karen Buck’s declaration that … [Read more...]

The Community Infrastructure Levy in London

In this latest Future of London Policy Focus Paper, FoL Director Ben Harrison provides an overview of the key features of the Government's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - a new tool designed to generate additional infrastructure investment - before analysing the Mayor plans to introduce CIL to the capital. To download the paper, click … [Read more...]

Richard Blakeway on the future of London housing

Here is Richard Blakeway at the Future of London Conference 2010, talking to Regeneration and Renewal about recent changes to housing benefit and housing delivery in East London. … [Read more...]