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London Assembly’s Pre-Budget Report warns of impact of Met spending cuts
12 December 2013

Crime in the capital is falling more slowly than in the rest of England and Wales and pressure to make savings over the next few years may hamper the Met’s attempts to improve the service it provides to Londoners, a report from the London Assembly warns today [1].

London’s £4.6bn pension fund
10 December 2013

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?

Week ahead at the London Assembly
6 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

The week ahead at the London Assembly

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:


Thursday 12 December 2013

Assembly cycle survey shows 4 in 5 cyclists in London report safety concerns
6 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 London Assembly Chair on death of Nelson Mandela
6 December 2013

Statement from the Chair of the London Assembly on the death of Nelson Mandela

London Assembly backs Minimum Wage for the capital
5 December 2013

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.

Assembly calls for talks on firefighters pensions
5 December 2013

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.

Assembly challenges Mayor and TfL to reduce deaths on London roads
4 December 2013

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.

Assembly welcomes proposals to introduce tax for overseas residential investors
4 December 2013

The London Assembly today passed on a motion[1] welcoming proposals to introduce Capital Gains Tax for overseas investors buying London homes, in an effort to deliver parity between domestic and overseas buyers.

Independent aviation noise regulator essential for London, says Assembly
4 December 2013

The London Assembly today called on the Mayor, Sir Howard Davies and the Transport Secretary to look at how an independent regulator to protect those affected by aviation noise could be established through the Airports Commission. 

Assembly condemns treatment of Isa Muazu
4 December 2013

The London Assembly today called on the Mayor of London to intervene with Home Secretary Theresa May over the treatment of Isa Muazu and recent attempts to deport him to Nigeria.

Assembly congratulates New York’s New Mayor
4 December 2013

The London Assembly today sent its congratulations to Bill de Blasio on his election as the next mayor of New York.

What progress on Safer Neighbourhood Boards?
4 December 2013

What progress is being made towards establishing Safer Neighbourhood Boards [1] in every London borough as promised in the Mayor’s election manifesto?

Will Londoners reap the benefits from the Mayor’s economic plans?
2 December 2013

The Mayor’s plans for London’s economy focus on specialised sectors such as digital creative, science and technology. In light of this, how will he ensure his proposals benefit all Londoners, not just those who are highly skilled?

Assembly welcomes new TfL sponsorship policy
29 November 2013

Responding to Transport for London’s (TfL) and the Greater London Authority’s publication of a joint sponsorship policy[1], John Biggs AM, Chair of the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee said: