Research recently published by the Federation Of Small Businesses found that government-driven business costs have risen in London by 13.2% over the past five years, higher than any other region in the UK.
The grants are being offered by Mayor Sadiq Khan and are intended to help councils and follow a successful pilot with Haringey Council which saw creative industries in Tottenham grow “by 127 per cent” in the past five years.
The former Mayor declined to take part in Margaret Hodge’s review of the bridge which raised a number of questions about the project’s procurement and funding.
In its response to the Mayor’s draft planning guidance, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry say’s it’s time to recognise that some of the Green belt is “derelict and underdeveloped land” which could be put to better use.
At last year’s election, Sadiq Khan pledged an absolute freeze on fares for the duration of the current Mayoral term, rejecting claims by opponents that such a move would weaken investment.