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Trading Places: Maximising London's Exports Potential

New Report

How can we help London's innovative businesses reach new markets?

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The London Conference 2014

Six months ahead of the 2015 General Election, this year's annual London Conference saw leaders and experts discuss what a new government will mean for the capital's future. Full content will be available soon.

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The Brightest Star: A Manifesto for London

Centre for London launches a Manifesto for London, a bold agenda for the capital centred on the devolution of power from central government and strengthening the accountability of London leaders.

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Linking London: A New Generation of Crossings to Revitalise the East Thames

New river crossings are the key to unlocking the potential of the East Thames. This report from the Commission on East Thames Crossings, chaired by Andrew Adonis, provides a robust plan for delivering the new connections which will unify and bring new life to the area.

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How London fails modest earners and what should be done about it

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New research from Charles Leadbeater examines the increasing pressures facing London's 'Endies' - Employed with No Disposable Income or Savings - and how the capital can provide a better quality of life for workers and families on modest incomes

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Connecting Tech City

We are helping London's young people access work and training opportunities whilst addressing the skills shortage in our city's growing digital sector. Huge thanks go to all who helped make our crowdfunding drive such a success - the next stage starts here!

Forthcoming Events

  • Speed Mentoring with Tech CEOs
    25th November 2014 5:00 pm

    We are bringing together young Londoners with 30 of London’s top tech CEOs to discuss ideas, to share insight and advice on how to break into the tech industry.

  • Making Room: How do we create a city that works for modest earners?
    2nd December 2014 6:30 pm

    What can London can do to help people on modest incomes, and how we can deliver the kinds of homes they need at prices that they can afford?

  • Are Cycle Superhighways good for London?
    10th December 2014 6:30 pm

    Transport for London are currently consulting on two major, substantially segregated cycle routes spanning central London - but would cyclists' gains be offset by harm to businesses and other road users?

Publications

  • Trading Places: Maximising London's Exports Potential

    10th November 2014

    Trading Place looks at the changing patterns of London’s exports and of the value and accessibility of services designed to support forms with export potential.

  • The Brightest Star: A Manifesto for London

    27th October 2014

    The Brightest Star, Centre for London's Manifesto for London, sets out a bold agenda for the capital, centred on the devolution of power from central government, alongside measures to strengthen the accountability of London leaders.

  • Linking London: A New Generation of Crossings to Revitalise the East Thames

    13th October 2014

    The Commission on East Thames Crossings, chaired by Andrew Adonis, put forward a robust plan to deliver new crossings to transform the East Thames

  • Hollow Promise

    15th September 2014

    Hollow Promise shows how London is failing the 'Endies' - 1/5th of London's workforce who are Employed with No Disposable Income or Savings - and what can be done to help them

Updates

  • A Good Week for City Regions, Not Such a Good One for London

    11th November 2014

    London will have to do a better job of making its case for devolution not just to government, but to the country as a whole...

  • What next for London devolution?

    5th November 2014

    With the devolution of powers from Whitehall to the Mayor and Boroughs on the agenda, the BBC speak to Boris Johnson and Greg Clark, Minister for Cities at The London Conference 2014.

  • Vernon Bogdanor: Londoners should decide their own tax and spending

    3rd November 2014

    "The message of the Centre’s latest report, The Brightest Star: A Manifesto for London, is “More Power to London”. Turning this slogan into reality would enable London, a world city in economic terms, to punch its weight politically, and to look New York, Paris and Tokyo in the face..."

  • Manifesto says London must have more powers

    28th October 2014

    "A watershed report today goes further than ever before in demanding that the capital be allowed to control its own destiny. The Manifesto for London calls for the city to be handed sweeping powers over tax revenue, education, housing and welfare. It warns that unless London is freed from central control it will fall behind New York and Paris..."