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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Right to Buy implications questioned by Assembly
1 July 2015

The London Assembly today said proposals to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants will only work, if the cash from the sale stays in London.  It also stated that the policy could undermine other efforts to increase the supply of new affordable homes across the

Involve locals in Crystal Palace Park plans
1 July 2015
The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to engage openly and transparently with local community groups on future plans to redevelop Crystal Palace Park and the wider area.
Mayor urged to counteract far right rally in Golders Green
1 July 2015

Over recent years there has been a significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks in London.

Save local papers in south London!
1 July 2015
The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to urgently write to Newsquest Group to express concerns on staffing changes and restructuring at the Group, which will threaten the quality and long term survival of local papers in south London.
Assembly want to bring back 13 fire engines
1 July 2015
The London Assembly today voted for a motion criticising the Mayor’s decision to prevent 13 fire engines returning to the streets.
Give cleaners the London Living Wage
1 July 2015
The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to focus his attention on getting more employers in London’s low pay sectors, like the cleaning sector to pay the London Living Wage and become accredited Living Wage employers. 
Development and transport – who pays the price?
1 July 2015
  • Why are transport links so important to property developers? How much should they contribute to transport schemes?
Londoners still in the dark about solar power at home
1 July 2015

Of over 3 million homes in London, less than 0.5 per cent, are generating their own solar power[1].

The benefits of generating energy at home include carbon footprint reduction, lower electricity bills and an income from selling electricity back to the National Grid. 

London Assembly Environment Committee restates opposition to Heathrow expansion
1 July 2015

The London Assembly Environment Committee looks forward to studying the recommendations made in the long-awaited report published today by the Airports Commission.

The Committee has had long-standing opposition to Heathrow expansion.

Assembly to get an enterprise update
30 June 2015

The purpose of the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) is to work with London’s boroughs, business and Transport for London (TfL) to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London.

The £800 million questions for the Met
30 June 2015

How will the Metropolitan Police find £800 million of savings over the next few years? 

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 29 June
26 June 2015
Thursday 2 July 
Youth reoffending in London
Police & Crime Committee
The Met to be questioned on rape investigations & body worn cameras
24 June 2015

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow be joined by the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, who was asked by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Alison Saunders, Director of Prosecutions to carry out an independent review of how allegations of rape...

More new cases of TB than HIV in the capital
23 June 2015
  • London has the highest incidence of active Tuberculosis (TB)[1] in any western capital city.
  • In 2013 there were 2,985 new cases of TB in London, compared to 2,719 new diagnoses of HIV in London in the same period.[2]
Are student digs being replaced by luxury pads?
22 June 2015

From The Young Ones to Fresh Meat, it’s a classic rite of passage – student digs in a shared house.