Mayor's press releases

Mayor confirms £1.8 million scheme to create over 3,500 new London apprentices
9 March 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today kick started National Apprenticeship Week by confirming plans for a £1.8 million scheme that will create over 3,500 new apprenticeships across the capital.

Mayor unveils 10th Fourth Plinth Commission, Gift Horse by Hans Haacke
5 March 2015

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Gift Horse by German born, New York based artist Hans Haacke, was unveiled by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this morning in London’s Trafalgar Square.Commissioned by the Mayor as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, Gift Horse is the...

Record 20,000 Street Trees planted across capital in Mayor’s green scheme
4 March 2015

Today, the Mayor’s Street Tree scheme marks the planting of a record number of 20,000 trees along London’s roads.

Mayor pledges £5 million to create first London-wide service to help domestic violence victims and boost conviction
4 March 2015

• First ever pan-London domestic violence service will support victims’ recovery and help them navigate the criminal justice system
• Reported domestic abuse incidents rose last year in London by 23 percent
• Number of perpetrators brought to just is up 18.6 percent since 2012, but...

New poll puts housing and infrastructure top of Londoners’ agenda
3 March 2015

Housing and infrastructure are the key challenges facing the capital, according to Londoners polled by City Hall.


Mayor of London backs innovation and creativity with latest High Street Fund awards
3 March 2015

Small businesses and community groups on London’s high streets are set to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding from the Mayor of London to help revitalise and potentially reinvent the way we use our high streets.

Mayor confirms new opportunities for London’s small businesses to make overseas trade links
27 February 2015

The Mayor of London has announced opportunities for London’s small businesses to ‘go global’ today, as new trade missions were confirmed to the United States, China and Hong Kong.

Mayor publishes response to London Health Commission
24 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published his response to the London Health Commission's report 'Better Health for London', committing to personally chair the board tasked with delivering the plan and announcing a £250,000 cash boost for his London Healthy Workplace Charter. Chaired by...

Mayor praises Kit Malthouse and James Cleverly for their service to London as Deputy Mayor and LFEPA chair step down
23 February 2015

The Mayor of London has confirmed that his Deputy Mayor for Business & Enterprise, Kit Malthouse AM, will step down from his role next month and thanked him for his service to the capital.

Mayor acts to ensure all part-time workers benefit from fares reductions
20 February 2015

•         Transport for London (TfL) to provide automatic refunds to those who incur a higher fare than the former off-peak daily cap in outer London (Zones 4-6) twice or more in a week

Mayor names London's first Housing Zones
20 February 2015

The Mayor has today named London's first Housing Zones. In nine boroughs, spanning the length and breadth of the city, the new Zones will bring forward enormous regeneration and transform key areas of the capital, with £260m of new investment to deliver 28,000 much needed new homes across the...

Mayor delivers council tax cut for special constables in London
19 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today confirmed that all serving special constables who live in the capital will be eligible for a £150 council tax cut, as he delivers on his pledge to reward those uniformed volunteers who support policing.

Mayor of London welcomes London's Chinese New Year celebrations
19 February 2015

The Mayor of London is supporting London's Chinese New Year celebrations, which take place in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown on Sunday 22 February and mark the start of the Year of the Sheep. The annual event is one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia and large crowds...

Mayor calls for volunteer force to help Londoners go online
17 February 2015

The Mayor of London is calling for an increase in efforts to ensure every Londoner has access to the internet and digital services.