Mayor Sadiq Khan and Theo Blackwell, London’s first Chief Digital Officer, are seeking views on their Smart London Plan which will inform the mayor’s policies and relating to data-sharing, improved connectivity and digital skills.
Performance at London’s Dial-A-Ride service has slipped so badly that service users are having to wait up to 7 minutes just to get through to the booking line.
The Met is to get an additional £49m from City Hall’s share of the council tax, of which £15m will be ring-fenced for measures to help tackle knife crime.
London bus drivers who switch employers will in future be able to retain their current salary level after a landmark deal between Transport for London, bus operators and Unite the union.
The Met’s target of maintaining its strength at 32,000 officers has already been dropped in the wake of budget cuts, with the force planning to achieve a 30,000 headcount over the coming 2018/19 financial year.