London Assembly news

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).

Please note that all news releases with titles beginning 'News from' are the views of the individual Assembly Member identified in the release and do not necessarily reflect the views of the London Assembly or the Greater London Authority.

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Assembly secures release of TfL fares advice to Mayor
8 April 2014

The London Assembly has welcomed intervention by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which has resulted in the release of Transport for London’s (TfL) advice to Mayor Boris Johnson about prospective tube and bus fare rises in January 2013.

Doors closing on housing benefit claimants
8 April 2014
Across the capital, landlords are increasingly more reluctant to rent to housing benefit tenants, affecting one-third of claimants.
Revive rivers to reduce flood risk in London
7 April 2014

The London Assembly Environment Committee has today published a summary of the flood risks facing the capital.

Blood sugar rush in the capital
3 April 2014

There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital over the last decade. The number of cases in London is growing quicker than elsewhere in the country.[1]

Assembly highlights weaknesses in Mayor’s Housing Strategy
2 April 2014

The London Assembly today highlighted significant weaknesses in Mayor Boris Johnson’s Housing Strategy that mean it will fail to address existing housing demand nor meet the needs of London’s expanding population.

Will the Mayor’s proposed housing strategy meet London’s growing accommodation needs?
1 April 2014

London Assembly Members will tomorrow vote on whether to accept or reject Mayor Boris Johnson’s draft Housing Strategy [1].

Before voting the Assembly will question the following guests about the proposed changes:

Pedestrians 69 – Cyclists 14
1 April 2014

More pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets than any other road user group. Sixty-nine pedestrians were killed and another 1,054 seriously injured in London in 2012 – an average of three people a day.  There were 14 cycling fatalities.[1]

Assembly members ‘Come Together’ for pedestrian safety
1 April 2014

On average, 3 people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London.  A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one.

Get a blood test, sugar
31 March 2014

Cases of Type 2 diabetes have increased dramatically in London and more quickly here than elsewhere in the country.

· There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital, over the last decade.  

The Week Ahead
28 March 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up at the London Assembly next week:



Wednesday, 2 April 2014 

Undercover policing: Assembly question Mayor and Met
26 March 2014

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the following guests about policing and criminal justice.

Checking the Mayor’s energy levels
25 March 2014

The Mayor aims for London to generate a quarter of its own energy from decentralised sources by 2025 – but what is the market appetite for decentralised and renewable heat and power generation and is the Mayor on track to deliver?

What’s the point of the dot London domain?
25 March 2014

How will Dot London, the capital’s new internet domain, benefit businesses and the economy in London?

Will increased competition get more homes built in London?
24 March 2014

Would greater competition in the house building industry increase the number of homes built in London?

Currently the largest house builders complete around 70 per cent of total house building in the UK.

Assembly hears how unpaid internships disadvantage young Londoners
20 March 2014

The London Assembly Economy Committee heard today how two out of five people in the UK offered an internship have had to turn it down for financial reasons [1] allowing peers who can afford to work without pay to gain experience in highly competitive industries.