Mayor's press releases

Mayor hails football mentoring scheme that is supporting 1000s of young Londoners
14 January 2015

• Top teams including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are supporting positive activity and helping to steer young people away from crime 

Mayor and Big Issue Invest partner to turn empty properties into affordable homes
12 January 2015
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is forming a partnership with Big Issue Invest to renovate empty properties into new affordable homes, whilst creating work opportunities for adults with a history of homelessness or long-term unemployment.
Mayor & TfL launch 21st century low carbon future for historic Greenwich Power Station
8 January 2015

• New gas engines to deliver cheaper low carbon electricity for the Tube network
• Potential to heat up to 20,000 Greenwich homes, improving air quality through lower boiler emissions and reducing utility bills for residents by around 10 per cent

Mayor delivers £220 million funding boost for low cost homes to buy
5 January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced his intention for millions of pounds of funding for two new schemes to help Londoners into affordable home ownership and accelerate the delivery of new homes.

New Commission by Hans Haacke to be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth
2 January 2015

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, will be unveiled on Thursday 5 March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square. Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, Gift Horse will be the tenth sculpture to be unveiled on...

Mayor of London's welcome for the New Year
30 December 2014

With Londoners across the capital attending a host of celebrations to say farewell to 2014 and welcome in 2015, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:

Mayor delivers New Year boost to apprenticeships drive with £14m fund for small and medium sized businesses
29 December 2014

• Apprenticeship Grant for Employers to double from £1500 to £3000
• Businesses can apply from 1st January 2015

Massive operation as London gears up for one of the busiest nights of the year
29 December 2014

• Final preparations underway for New Year's Eve fireworks display
• Non ticketholders advised to avoid the event area
• Hundreds of alternative celebrations across London – but plan ahead

Mayor urges London to recycle, help protect the environment & save millions of pounds this Christmas
24 December 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is calling on Londoners to boost recycling levels over the festive season, helping to protect the environment and save the capital around £4million in rubbish disposal costs.
Planning strategies published to ensure Tech City continues to thrive
22 December 2014

The Mayor of London is asking for views on detailed planning strategies that he hopes will ensure that the area around Old Street can continue to thrive as the beating heart of London’s tech sector.

Mayor confirms council tax precept cut for fourth year in draft budget to foster growth
22 December 2014
Londoners are set to benefit from a further reduction in the Mayor of London’s share of household council tax bills, it has been confirmed with the publication of his draft budget for 2015-16.
Garden Bridge approved by Mayor of London’s office
19 December 2014

Construction of a new Garden Bridge over the River Thames could begin next year after the scheme was given the green light by the Mayor of London’s office.

Mayor welcomes proposals to create world’s second biggest cancer research campus in Sutton
18 December 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson visited a groundbreaking cancer research facility in Sutton today (Thursday, December 18) and lent his support to their proposals to transform it into the second biggest campus of its kind in the world.

Mayor drives delivery of tens of thousands of new homes and jobs at Old Oak Common and Park Royal
17 December 2014

Plans to transform Old Oak Common in West London into a brand new neighbourhood creating up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs came under the microscope today (Wednesday, December 17) as the London Assembly scrutinised proposals by the Mayor of London to set up a Mayoral Development...

London's New Year's Eve fireworks tickets now fully booked
16 December 2014

London's New Year's Eve fireworks tickets now fully booked
• All tickets now booked following 10 week booking period
• Those without a ticket are advised to avoid the event area
• Plan ahead to make the most of one of the busiest nights of the year