Future Mayors of London should be able to proceed with large-scale projects such as Crossrail without needing Parliamentary approval, Ken Livingstone said today. The former Mayor made the remarks during an appearance in front of the London Funding Commission, set up by successor Boris Johnson to explore how the capital might gain a greater share […]
Mayor Boris Johnson has authorised a major publicity campaign to pay tribute to the “invaluable contribution” of London service men and women in protecting the capital and its inhabitants. On instruction from the Mayor, Transport for London is to spend up to £210,000 on a range of activities marking London Poppy Day, which takes place […]
AMs are to investigate whether “organisational cultures” within the GLA are compatible with the Mayor’s promises of transparency.
Londoners will have to wait another 9 years before they receive the full £36m payable under Emirates airline’s sponsorship agreement for the Thames cable car, Transport for London have confirmed. The Mayor has already confirmed the instalments are not tied to inflation.
London Assembly Members could have less time than expected to scrutinise Boris Johnson’s 2013/14 budget, a senior City Hall official has warned. Although some of the Mayor’s budget is generated within the Greater London Authority, including via a precept on the Council Tax, much of it comes from grants provided by the UK government. In […]
Boris Johnson has rejected London Assembly calls to reconsider fare levels for the Thames Cable Car and integrate the scheme into the capital’s fares system. Currently Travecard and Freedom Pass holders cannot use their existing passes to travel on the cable car and must instead purchase a separate ticket costing £3.20 per journey. The scheme […]
Why did Boris Johnson fail to tell Londoners that he was questioning Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe?
Applications for a new 60+ Oyster card will open later this month, Transport for London and Mayor Boris Johnson have announced. The Mayor announced plans for the new card in June and has today revealed that passengers would be able to use the card from November 1st. TfL is seeking to present the introduction of […]