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Mayor's press releases

Mayor delivers council tax cut for special constables in London
19 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today confirmed that all serving special constables who live in the capital will be eligible for a £150 council tax cut, as he delivers on his pledge to reward those uniformed volunteers who support policing.

Mayor of London welcomes London's Chinese New Year celebrations
19 February 2015

The Mayor of London is supporting London's Chinese New Year celebrations, which take place in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown on Sunday 22 February and mark the start of the Year of the Sheep. The annual event is one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia and large crowds...

Mayor calls for volunteer force to help Londoners go online
17 February 2015

The Mayor of London is calling for an increase in efforts to ensure every Londoner has access to the internet and digital services.

Deputy Mayor announces major expansion of services for victims of gang-related violence
17 February 2015

Specialist youth workers, dealing directly with young victims of gang crime, will be placed in every hospital major trauma centre (MTCs) to support victims and reduce youth violence in London under the major expansion of a ground-breaking project announced today.  

London and New York reaffirm their global crime fighting partnership
12 February 2015

·        Mayor and New York Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, visit high-tech intelligence hub as they herald crime progress in both cities

Judges line up to select London’s best student ‘green’ business idea
12 February 2015

London’s brightest students have a week left to apply for a £20,000 prize fund to get their dream ‘green’ business idea up and running.

London tops Google poll of most searched for city by US students
11 February 2015

London is the most popular city in the world among US students who are looking to study overseas, according to new internet search results published by Google today (11 February).


Booming London technology sector attracts record funding from US investors
11 February 2015

American investors are putting more money into London-based technology companies than ever before, according to new figures to be revealed by the Mayor of London today (11 February).

Mayor of London publishes blueprint for major regeneration of London Riverside
10 February 2015
A blueprint for creating thousands of new homes and jobs along the River Thames has been published by The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Mayor’s plans for London’s road network step up a gear as he visits Boston’s ‘Big Dig’
9 February 2015

The Mayor of London today [8th February] revealed further details of plans to deliver his bold vision for the future of London’s road network, aimed at reducing congestion, creating new public spaces and encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

US healthcare companies join the rush to London with £26m new investment
9 February 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the capital’s position as a leading centre for life science research and development on the second day of his US trade mission to drum up new business for the capital.
Mayor of London looks to strengthen US ties during visit to three East Coast cities
6 February 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is leading a six day trade mission to America's East Coast, aimed at strengthening economic and cultural ties between London and the United States.

Airports Commission’s confusing consultation is failing London
4 February 2015

The Mayor of London has told the Government Commission tasked with recommending the shape of future airport provision in the south-east that the options they have shortlisted at Heathrow will cost the taxpayer more than they are admitting, contain significant safety risks that have not been...

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.