Mayor's press releases

Mayor exempts 4,000 businesses from Crossrail business levy
29 January 2010

Up to four thousand of London’s smaller businesses will be exempt from the two pence business levy to fund Crossrail, while those areas of the capital set to benefit most from the new rail link will pay a greater share, the Mayor of London announced today.

Two major banks respond to Mayoral call on youth opportunities
28 January 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, this evening announced that the Mayor's Fund for London has received a seven figure sum from a major global bank to support their work on giving disadvantaged children, young people and their families in London a better chance in life.

Mayor promotes London to world business leaders
27 January 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, travels to Davos today to promote London and the City to international political and business leaders at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

Taking London forward
27 January 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (January 27) announced that he is to reorganise and refocus his team to concentrate on the delivery and implementation of plans, developed over the last two years, to improve London.

Since his election, the Mayor has delivered strategies for key...

Mayor of London joins forces with New York to battle childhood obesity
25 January 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed the findings of a new report tackling obesity in kids in both London and New York. The report "A Tale of Two ObesCities" was compiled by the London Metropolitan University and City University of New York. It was launched today at a City Hall...

Promoting London is reaping huge benefits for capital's economy
22 January 2010

The capital has received a £100 million boost thanks to the Mayor of London’s successful tourism campaign, which comes as latest figures also show tourist numbers have increased by over 200,000.  

Results published today show the £2 million ‘Only in London’ campaign, launched last...

Plans announced for Big Dance 2010 and 2012: Mayor invites everyone to dance
20 January 2010
  • T-Mobile UK – the company behind the iconic "Dance" advert – announced as sponsor for 2010
  • 10,000 people take part in show-stopping Big World Dance in the streets of London in July 2010
  • Wayne...
Mayor launches competition to get London's school kids growing their own food
20 January 2010

London's primary school children are being encouraged to grow their own fruit and vegetables by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, through a new Capital Growth schools competition launched today (Thursday 21 January).

The Mayor has written to all 2300 plus primary schools in the capital urging...

Mayor sets out vision to exploit millions from London's waste and clean up streets by 2012
18 January 2010

Better recycling facilities for people living in flats and projects to save millions off city waste bills form part of major proposals to tackle the city's rubbish mountain, improve the environment and cut carbon published by the Mayor of London today ( Monday 18th January 2010).

Bike industry comes together to support London's cycling revolution
15 January 2010

Britain's leading cycling manufacturers and retailers were today brought together by Mayor of London Boris Johnson to discuss how the industry can support London's cycling revolution.

The City Hall meeting, set up as part of a year of cycling in the Capital, focussed on ways to boost...

Importance of Crossrail development levy presented to London Plan inquiry
14 January 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson's proposals to secure contributions from developers towards the cost of Crossrail were restated at a public examination, which opened today at City Hall.

Crossrail, the capital's first new major railway in a generation, will employ some 14,000 people at...

We must protect London's competitiveness and UK economy, Mayor tells Chancellor
14 January 2010

Government policy on financial services is ill judged, will weaken our financial sector and send out the wrong messages about London’s global role, the Mayor has told the Chancellor of the Exchequer. 

In a letter to Alistair Darling, the Mayor called on him to rethink the government...

London Mayor urges IOC to use public transport as well as Olympic Network during London Games
13 January 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today welcomed the International Olympic Committee's commitment that, where possible, the ‘Games Family’ will be encouraged to use London's public transport system during the 2012 Games. 

The Mayor confirmed that plans are advanced for an...

Mayor delivers 20,000 more affordable homes for London
13 January 2010

More than 20,000 extra affordable homes, including the largest proportion of family sized units in the last decade, have been delivered in London despite the economic downturn, the Mayor of London revealed today (14 January) confirming that he remains on track to deliver 50,000 affordable homes...

Mayor helps elderly fight the freeze with Know Your Rights campaign
13 January 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a campaign to remind the most vulnerable people to claim the benefits that could help them survive this winter.

Thousands of people are unaware of the support they are entitled to and could be missing out on up to £50 a week, including...