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Assembly reveals 20 London boroughs have homes at ‘high risk’ of flooding
13 February 2014

A significant number of homes in 20 of the capital’s 32 London boroughs are at ‘high risk’ of flooding (1 in 30 per year), according to information provided to the London Assembly Environment Committee.

Budget day at City Hall
13 February 2014

The London Assembly will tomorrow consider the Mayor of London’s £17.3 billion final budget for 2014/5.

The Mayor will present his final draft consolidated budget to Assembly Members and be questioned on the following areas of expenditure:

Out of the ashes. Assembly visits a changing Croydon.
12 February 2014

Three years on from the London riots, the London Assembly’s Regeneration Committee will tomorrow visit Croydon and see what impact the Mayor’s Regeneration Fu

Is the Met’s approach to safeguarding London’s children working?
12 February 2014

The London Assembly will tomorrow begin a review of the Metropolitan Police’s approach to safeguarding children in the capital.

In 2012/13 the Met received 18,576 allegations and investigated 8,814 crimes involving the ill treatment of children. [1]

Who cares for low-paid social care workers?
11 February 2014

Two thirds of London boroughs are yet to be accredited as London Living Wage employers; of the third that are accredited there has been slow progress in applying fair wages to the contracted-out social care sector.

The Week Ahead 07/02/2014
7 February 2014

Report Launch:

Tuesday 11 February 2014

The Economy Committee will publish its report on low pay in London: ‘Fair pay: Making the London Living Wage the norm.’

MEDIA CONTACT: Alice Andrewartha on 020 7983 4603

Stop and Search: it’s quality not just quantity, says Assembly
6 February 2014

A sustained effort to improve the quality as well as reduce the quantity of the Met’s use of stop and search is needed if community relations are to be bolstered and police effectiveness improved in the long-term, a new report by the London Assembly has found.

Are digital Doctors the future?
5 February 2014

Growing demand and contracting budgets mean digital health channels for doctors and patients will be an increasingly important form of access to care.  London historically fails to meet national levels for patient satisfaction.

Will your home be retrofitted by next year?
5 February 2014

As fuel prices continue to rise faster than incomes – London needs to upgrade its hard-to-heat housing stock.  The Mayor’s climate change strategy calls for the retrofitting of 1.2 million homes by 2015. 

Mayor needs to get creative to meet apprenticeship targets
5 February 2014

The Mayor’s target to achieve 250,000 apprenticeships in London by 2016 came under question yesterday as the London Assembly’s Economy Committee met with representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses, Trades Union Congress, apprenticeship providers and employers to discuss

Cross-examining Crossrail
4 February 2014

Crossrail is halfway to completion.

Six tunnel boring machines have completed 67 percent of the tunnelling and the central section should begin operating in December 2018.

Supporting apprenticeships, it’s easier said than done
3 February 2014

Will small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), be able to support apprenticeship programs and grow their business under the proposed government changes to apprenticeship schemes in London?

24,000 London homes at risk from flooding.
31 January 2014

The London Assembly Environment Committee hears that the Environment Agency has identified 24,000 homes throughout Greater London at risk of flooding.

The Week Ahead at the London Assembly
31 January 2014

The following public meetings and report launches are coming up next week:


Report Launch:

Thursday 6 February 2014

'HotSpots' investigated
30 January 2014