Mayor's press releases

Mayor helps Londoners roll up their sleeves & make city greener for Capital Clean-up
3 February 2015

•         Grants of between £500 and £1500 available to help communities get started

Mayor and Shelter launch loan scheme for private renters
3 February 2015

A scheme in London offering workers an interest free loan to pay for their deposit on a rented home is being rolled out across the country.

London population confirmed at record high
2 February 2015
The Mayor of London has confirmed that the capital is now home to more people than at any time in its history. More than 8.6 million people are now living in London with the latest projections estimating that the city will be home to 11million people by 2050. 
Mayor’s new air quality campaign to help Londoners ‘breathe better’
30 January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today launched a major new air quality public awareness campaign aimed at helping Londoners make small changes to reduce their exposure to pollution and help improve air quality.

A further £58m confirmed to support new jobs and skills in the capital
29 January 2015

The Mayor of London has welcomed £58m of new Government funding that his team will use to help create thousands of new jobs. The money will be spent on developing schemes that will help the capital’s employers generate new jobs and provide Londoners with the skills to fill them.

Plans to transform Old Oak Common receive seal of approval from Secretary of State
28 January 2015

One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has received the seal of approval from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.

Mayor welcomes Smithsonian decision to join formal talks on new base at east London’s 'Olympicopolis’
27 January 2015

• World-renowned Smithsonian Institution opens official talks over a new London base at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Mayor announces final build plans for “Crossrail for the Bike” with traffic delays along route cut by 60 per cent over previous proposals
27 January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today set out final plans for the construction of Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways, the centrepiece of his £913 million commitment to get more Londoners on their bikes.

Mayor of London joins London Assembly to host poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall
26 January 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was joined by Members of the London Assembly, MPs, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and Holocaust survivors today at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall.

Mayor heads to Kurdistan Region in bid to boost trade links with London
22 January 2015

The Mayor of London is in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq today (22 January), at the invitation of the Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, where he is promoting trade links with the UK and London in an area that has become a success story for the Middle East.

‘One rule for all’ – Mayor launches tough new gang intervention programme
22 January 2015

The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has announced the launch of a tough new gang intervention pilot, which will see members of some of the most active gangs in London collectively punished for the criminal actions of individual members, as part of the Mayor’s ongoing commitment to tackle gang violen

Mayor unlocks redevelopment of historic Millennium Mills in London’s Royal Docks
21 January 2015

• £12m to kick start restoration of heritage Thames building, an icon of industrial London
• Part of wider Silvertown vision to create 5m sq ft of new business space, 3,000 new homes and more than 20,000 new jobs

Mayor’s £145 million boost to repair thousands of London’s low cost homes
20 January 2015

Thousands of aging council homes across the capital are set to be renovated and repaired, thanks to a £145 million funding boost from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Mayor appoints Emma Thompson as TB Ambassador
19 January 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has appointed award-winning actress Emma Thompson as his TB Ambassador in a bid to raise awareness of the disease which is more prevalent in London than any other capital in the developed world.