News releases issued by the London Assembly's External Relations Office and by individual Assembly Members are listed below by date in descending order (i.e. most recent first).
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Darren Johnson AM has reacted to the announcement yesterday evening by Barclays that the bank will not be renewing its sponsorship deal for London’s cycle hire scheme.
How well are the £4.6 billion of assets administered by the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) being managed and how might reorganisation of the Local Government Pension Scheme affect the current and future pensions of 80,000 LPFA members?
Caroline Pidgeon AM, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor’s comments today about improving cycle safety in the capital said:
Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that Transport for London will increase travelcards above inflation next year.
TfL’s new draft business plan reveals that the scope of its junction review programme has narrowed and the scheme will now address just 33 ‘high priority’ locations instead of the 100 previously promised (1).
The chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, James Cleverly agreed that the London Resilience Forum should expand beyond their current emergency risk focus to actions that reduce the potential impacts of extreme weather events...
Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the news that from January 2014 the average regulated train fare will now go up by the inflation rate of 3.1%, as opposed to the planned 4.1%.
Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the news that from January 2014 the average regulated train fare will now go up by 3.1%, as opposed to the planned 4.1%.
Friday, 6 December 2013
The week ahead at the London Assembly
Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:
Thursday 12 December 2013
80 per cent of respondents to a London Assembly Transport Committee cycle survey which asks about their feelings when cycling reported an increased concern for their safety.
Statement from Chair of the London Assembly Darren Johnson AM:
“For decades Londoners stood outside South Africa House in Trafalgar Square to demonstrate their solidarity with Nelson Mandela and his implacable opposition to apartheid.
The London Assembly yesterday urged the Mayor to push for a mandatory London Minimum Wage in order to halt a slide in the number of jobs paying the voluntary London Living Wage and to reflect the high cost of energy, rents and transport in the capital.
The London Assembly yesterday unanimously urged the Mayor to lobby the Government to sit down with the Fire Brigades Union and agree a deal to avert further industrial action over a pensions dispute.
The London Assembly has called for the Mayor and Transport for London to take urgent action to tackle the rising toll of Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) pedestrians on London roads, by January 2014.
The London Assembly today passed on a motion welcoming proposals to introduce Capital Gains Tax for overseas investors buying London homes, in an effort to deliver parity between domestic and overseas buyers.