Mayor's press releases

Mayor’s £100,000 boost for volunteering in local communities
28 August 2014
A city farm and a community café are among 10 inspirational projects to win Mayoral funding to increase volunteering opportunities for young people and the wider community across London. 
New figures reveal an Estuary airport would provide thousands more jobs than any other option as local businesses confirm their support
26 August 2014

New figures released today (26 August) indicate that having a new airport in the Thames Estuary would support 336,000 jobs around the country in 2050, around a third more than an expanded Heathrow and more than five times as many jobs as an expanded Gatwick airport would provide.

Funding confirmed to address growing shortage of construction skills
18 August 2014

Two million pounds of funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital by providing training, work placements and the support to help 500 unemployed construction workers get back into work.


Mayor’s new scheme to tackle old, polluting construction machinery & boost air quality
14 August 2014
London is first city in the world to require construction equipment to meet standards for both particulates (PM10) and nitro...
Mayor welcomes chief executive for London Sport – a new body to lead the delivery of grassroots sports
12 August 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today welcomed the appointment of Peter Fitzboydon as Chief Executive Officer of ‘London Sport’ – a new organisation to lead the delivery of grassroots sport in London.

Mayor delivers £195m Decent Home repair & retrofit boost for affordable housing
11 August 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced a major funding boost to help improve affordable homes in poor condition and support energy-saving works to thousands of homes across London. 
Mayor puts finishing touches to one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ in Hackney
7 August 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined local volunteers to apply the finishing touches to one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ today, 7th August, at a former car breaker’s yard in Hackney. 
Mayor of London focuses on a win-win future for London, the UK and Europe
6 August 2014
The Mayor of London has told an audience of leading business and financial experts in the City of London today (6 August) that the European Union is suffering from a crisis of economic underperformance and a collapse of political trust.
City Hall marks centenary of First World War
1 August 2014

City Hall is marking the First World War centenary with a new photographic exhibition that offers a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the impact it had on the lives of Londoners. City Hall is also supporting 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, a beam of light co-commissioned...

Young Londoners bid to be named entrepreneurs of the year
1 August 2014

100 young Londoners are bidding to be named young entrepreneurs of the year in the Inspiresme Week 2014 final, a challenging Dragons' Den style competition that takes place at City Hall today. Aged 16-18, teams of students from seven London schools and Newham youth charity XLP have spent the...

Mayor of London attends 70th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising
1 August 2014

The Mayor is in the Polish capital Warsaw today to attend commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. This was a pivotal event in Poland's history, which saw the underground army rise up against Warsaw's Nazi occupiers, but ultimately be defeated after 63 days of...

Mayor Boris Johnson joins June Whitfield for visit to South East Cancer Centre
31 July 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley on Thursday 31 July, where he met with people using the services and volunteers and staff.
Mayor of London launches UK’s first compulsory sobriety ‘tag’ scheme for binge drinkers
31 July 2014

The Mayor of London today (31 July) launched the first scheme in the UK that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags. The mandatory round the clock tag monitors alcohol perspiration in an offender.

Mayor of London issues stark wake-up call on capital’s infrastructure requirements
30 July 2014

London is set to exceed its record level of population within months and risks losing its position among the world’s elite cities unless a major programme of infrastructure investment is put in place to allow the capital to continue to operate efficiently and successfully.

Mayor calls on EU and Government to do more to help improve air quality
29 July 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will today call on the Government and European Commission to match London’s ambitious plans to tackle air quality and do their bit to help London meet EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions by 2020, rather than 2030.