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Mayor's press releases

Mayor sets benchmark for London schools
21 November 2014

London education report published, shows 86 per cent of London schools rated good or outstanding. Mayor wants London to compete with high achieving education systems around the world. New drive to increase music education in all London schools.

Leaders of London and the UK's core cities vow to drive forward devolution to achieve greater freedoms for jobs and growth
20 November 2014

Leaders of London and the UK's core cities vow to drive forward devolution to achieve greater freedoms for jobs and growth

Mayor of London hails London’s greenest firms at Business Energy Challenge awards
20 November 2014

• 59 businesses sign up to the inaugural Business Energy Challenge reducing energy across 1000 locations including shops, restaurants, banks and office premises

Festive fun as London celebrates Christmas and brings in the New Year
20 November 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is supporting a series of free events to help Londoners and visitors to the capital celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year. The Mayor says: 'London is one of the best places in the world to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, with hundreds of events...

Mayor of London appoints new Chairman of London Sustainable Development Commission
13 November 2014

The Mayor of London has appointed a new Chairman of his London Sustainable Development Commission, and tasked him with helping the capital meet the environmental challenges posed by a population that is set to increase by 37 per cent to more than 11 million people by 2050.


Deputy Mayor confirms sale of New Scotland Yard
13 November 2014

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, has confirmed the sale of New Scotland Yard.

Mayor introduces new part-time worker fare deal as part of real terms fares freeze
12 November 2014

• ‘Pay as you go’ caps cut will provide fairer and more affordable travel for flexible and part-time workers
• Savings for some customers using ‘Pay as you go’ could be up to £600 per year

Senior figures from around the world gather in Amsterdam for global debate on role of arts and culture in success of cities
11 November 2014

• 25 world cities to critically examine impact of culture economically and socially, at a domestic level and on the international stage
• Debate on role of artists and creativity in engineering the transformation of cities
• How cities can support and sustain talent and innovation...

Mayor to meet with communities from Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham at City Hall
11 November 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will meet with people living and working in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham at a City Hall reception on Tuesday 18th November.

New figures reveal the value of London exports as Mayor expands his trade
10 November 2014

Pioneering research released today (10 November) has revealed that businesses in London exported £147 billion of goods and services to customers outside the UK over twelve months up to the middle of 2014, and small and medium sized enterprises in the capital are exporting at nearly twice t

New initiative to deliver 14,000 homes welcomed by Mayor of London’s Office
7 November 2014

A new partnership that is expected to create 14,000 new homes across London and the South East has been welcomed by the Mayor of London’s Office.

Offenders clean up war memorials as part of Mayor’s commitment to ‘visible justice’
6 November 2014

As Armistice Day approaches, offenders on Community Payback schemes are helping to restore and repair war memorials in the capital as part of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s, ongoing drive to increase visible justice for victims of crime.

School shows London’s Deputy Mayor why it is the healthiest in the capital
6 November 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick visited Woodlane High School in Hammersmith and Fulham today, Thursday 6th November, to see firsthand the work it has done to achieve the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London Gold status.

Mayor warns against sacrificing golden goose of London arts and culture
5 November 2014

New report into arts spending fails to recognise that more than half the organisations regularly funded by Arts Council England in London spend 80 per cent of their time outside London

Top industry figures join Mayor to steer London’s future infrastructure
4 November 2014

Senior figures from the public sector and some of the UK’s biggest firms – representing transport, telecoms, new media, energy, the environment, the utility providers, and the building industry - have agreed to join forces with the Mayor of London to help deliver a major programme of