2012/13 Greater London Authority Budget

Assembly passes London’s £15bn budget

London's City Hall

London Assembly members have passed the Greater London Authority’s 2012/13 budget unamended. The £15bn budget is drawn up by the Mayor in line with his policies and spending priorities but must be approved by the Assembly. Any amendments to the budget must be supported by a two-thirds majority in favour of a tabled alternative. If […]

Live Blog: 2012/13 Greater London Authority Budget

AMs will vote on the Mayor's budget . Photo: MayorWatch

Live coverage from 10am as Mayor of London Boris Johnson presents the final draft consolidated 2012/13 Greater London Authority budget to the London Assembly who will question him on the following areas of expenditure: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (including the Metropolitan Police Service budget) Transport for London London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority […]

Assembly Members to consider Boris’s final budget proposals

AMs will vote on the Mayor's budget . Photo: MayorWatch

London Assembly members will this week vote on Mayor Boris Johnson’s final draft consolidated budget for 2012/13. The budget sets spending priorities for the Greater London Authority’s functional bodies which include Transport for London and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Assembly Members last considered the Mayor’s budget on January 25th when political groups […]

Boris’s three year war on waste nets Londoners just £3 per household

London's City Hall

After three years of freezing his share of the Council Tax, Boris has finally heeded the calls of Tory and LibDem AMs and announced a cut. All very welcome – City Hall needs money to operate but does it really need as much as it currently spends? When that spending includes wasteful duplication of services […]

Boris cuts Council Tax by £3.10

MOPAC is to move some of its staff to CIty Hall at a cost of £1.5m.  Photo: MayorWatch

London households will pay £3.10 less per year towards the cost of City Hall after Mayor Boris Johnson announced a cut in his share of the Council Tax. The Greater London Authority charges a precept on the Council Tax collected by local councils. The sums raised help pay towards the cost of delivering the Mayor’s […]

Liberal Democrat alternative 2012/13 GLA budget

Mike Tuffrey AM is the Liberal Democrat London Assembly budget spokesperson

Mike Tuffrey AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly budget spokesperson says Boris Johnson has failed to deliver a council tax cut for Londoners. Helping Londoners through hard times After four years at City Hall the Mayor has frozen his budget precept for the fourth year in a row. Sounds impressive? Well, actually it is not. For […]