In addition to its neighbourhood policing duties, the Met has to police protests, visits by overseas dignitaries and provide diplomatic protection. These national duties cost the force £345m per year but only around half of this is reimbursed by the Home Office.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan presents his Final Draft Consolidated Budget to members of the London Assembly. Members
The charge will be levied on top of the Congestion Charge and will apply to any vehicle which does not meet Euro 4 standards, meaning drivers of such vehicles will pay a total of £21.50 for entering the congestion charge zone.
The new buses will enter service next spring on routes C1 and 70 and will take the total number of electric buses to 121. Both routes are operated by RATP and run between White City and Victoria and between South Kensington and Acton respectively.
The agency and City Hall say the project is “vital” if the capital’s transport network is to meet the needs of London’s growing population which is expected to increase from 8.7 million today to over 10 million by 2030.