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Supporting London’s smallest businesses
4 March 2015
Policy-makers often focus on supporting new businesses with high growth potential. However, Londoners rely on a large number of small everyday businesses, or microbusinesses. 
Doctors in the doldrums
3 March 2015
London’s General Practitioners are stretched. Couple that with low morale and retention and the picture is of a worsening situation.
    Are property investors good or bad for London?
    3 March 2015

    Much has been said about investor buyers recently. But are they really having a big effect on the London housing market?

    An update on the birds & the bees
    2 March 2015

    In the three years up to 2012, some 215 hectares of “open space land” has been lost in the capital and the Mayoral Strategy on biodiversity has not been updated since 2002.

    Budget and Performance Committee statement on Santander cycle sponsorship
    27 February 2015

    The Mayor of London, Transport for London and Santander today announced a seven-year partnership to develop and expand the London Cycle Hire scheme.

    Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 02/03/15
    27 February 2015


    Tuesday 3 March

    Health Committee – Access to GP Care 

    9:30-10:30am - Docklands Medical Centre

    London Calling for GPs – report launch
    27 February 2015
    • Around 16,000 more GPs will be needed nationally than are currently available by 2021.
    • Almost 16 per cent of London GPs are over 60 years old, so if large numbers of GPs take early retirement, London could be desperately short of doctors.
    Confusion over cost leaves London schools behind
    26 February 2015

    In a meeting of the London Assembly Education Panel yesterday, Assembly Members heard how the perceived cost of testing pupils has prevented the capital from featuring in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - an internationally-recognised survey of the knowledge and skills...

    Assembly wants more action from TfL
    25 February 2015

    At a packed meeting in the Chamber at City Hall today, Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy formally responded to the hard-hitting London Assembly Transport Committee Report ‘Future Proof’, into Taxi and Private Hire services.

    What’s the right ‘devo deal’ for London?
    25 February 2015

    How could today’s news that Manchester is to be granted radical new health and social care powers affect the capital’s care time-bomb?

    The Met and paying to protest
    25 February 2015

    Why has the Metropolitan Police told organisers of the Million Women Rise march they must employ their own private security firm and formulate a road closure plan? The cost could be up to £10,000.

    Can London schools compete?
    24 February 2015

    How are the capital’s schools performing compared to those in other UK regions?

    How does the performance of London’s young people measure up in comparison to those in other global cities?

    Hendy in the hot seat over taxi and private hire services
    24 February 2015
    How will Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, react to the London Assembly Transport Committee’s report into the Taxi and Private Hire industries – ‘Future Proof’?
    Freeze GLA share of council tax for new homes
    23 February 2015
    The London Assembly today agreed a motion[1] calling on the Mayor to commit to freeze, rather than reduce, the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) share of council tax, in order to deliver new homes for Londoners.
    Solar will save schools money, says Assembly
    23 February 2015

    The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to set aside funding in his £17 billion 2015-16 budget to help London schools install solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels.