Mayor's press releases

Mayor urges speedy inquiry into 'salami-slicing' tax grab plans
10 January 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today called on the Treasury Select Committee to urgently investigate the Government’s plans for a new tax on bankers’ bonuses before the general election, as well as its other proposed tax and regulatory changes.

Mayor pledges to keep capital moving through the big freeze
8 January 2010

The Mayor of London has agreed to the Government’s request for a 25% reduction in the use of grit throughout the capital. Following a telephone conversation with the Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, the Mayor agreed that due to the forecast for prolonged cold weather London would heed the...

London calls for its fair share of grit
7 January 2010

London will have a strategic voice on the national body allocating precious salt grit stocks following a forceful intervention by the Mayor Boris Johnson.

London set for an information revolution
7 January 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (7 January) fired the starting gun on an information revolution in the capital as he announced that City Hall is to release online, for the first time, huge realms of previously unavailable data for everyone to see and use free of charge. The...

'I'm delivering more for less' says Mayor
7 January 2010

Londoners will see safer streets, an improved Tube and more recession beating plans from the Mayor in 2010- but won’t have to find extra cash from the council tax to pay for them.

At today’s (7 January) London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee, the Mayor will expand on how...

London set for information revolution
6 January 2010

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London set for information revolution

Date:   Thursday January 7 ...

Mayor sees East London line near completion
5 January 2010

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today visited Shoreditch High Street to see the last phase of works to deliver a new London Overground East London line that will link communities across the capital. The Mayor also saw the new state-of-the art trains that will serve the line as part of the £1bn...

Mayor urges Londoners to recycle the capital's forest of Christmas trees
5 January 2010

In London, an estimated 35 tonnes of Christmas trees are simply thrown out after the tinsel and baubles are packed away. The Mayor, Boris Johnson, today (Tuesday 5 January 2010) called on Londoners to recycle their discarded conifers instead as the 20 metre tree in Trafalgar Square was chipped...

Mayor's new adviser to get London volunteering
4 January 2010

To kick start a volunteering drive in 2010, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced the appointment of Lizzie Noel as his adviser on Social Action and Volunteering.

Mayor of London's message for the New Year
30 December 2009

As people across the capital prepare to celebrate New Year's Eve, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has organised a fireworks display at the London Eye, which will bring in 2010 in spectacular style.

Large crowds will gather along the banks of the River Thames to watch the display, with...

New buildings in capital pumping out a third less carbon and can go even further
23 December 2009

New developments coming to the Mayor’s office for approval are cutting their carbon emissions by around a third, whilst tougher targets proposed in the Mayor's draft London plan can raise this even further, a London South Bank University report has found.

Mayor to decide major Southall regeneration scheme
23 December 2009

Plans for a major development in Southall that will deliver up to 3,750 new homes, a hotel, cinema and sports facilities, is to be decided by the Mayor. This follows decisions by the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hillingdon, whose boundary the development will cross, to refuse the developer’s...

Recycle for London this festive period, urges Mayor
21 December 2009

The amount of wrapping paper estimated to be thrown away in London at Christmas period could stretch around the Equator, giving people a golden opportunity to instead boost the capital's recycling rate.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has added his voice to the call for Londoners to...

Jobs and skills boost key to London's future economic success
18 December 2009

London must boost the skills of its workforce to remain a competitive world city and fight its way out of recession. That is the key finding in the Mayor of London's updated skills and employment strategy 'From Recession to Recovery', published today.

The plan sets out how the Mayor...

Four London Stadia go through to England 2018/2022 World Cup Bid Document
16 December 2009

All four of London’s stadia have been selected by the England 2018 Bid team for inclusion in the England submission to FIFA for the 2018/2022 World Cup.  London is one of 12 cities that will host matches if the tournament is awarded to England for the first time in 50 years by FIFA.