Mayor's press releases

Mayor welcomes review of UK financial services and urges new promotional body to be set up as soon as possible
7 May 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has welcomed today's proposals by the Government to strengthen the competitiveness of the UK's international financial services sector. The Mayor is also delighted that the government has now given its support for the idea of establishing a new body to...

Mayor's street tree programme branches out to tree-starved areas across London
6 May 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today expanded his street tree programme to 40 'tree-free' locations across London and launched a new website enabling Londoners to request a tree outside their own homes.

During his election, the Mayor promised to fund 10,000 street trees in areas...

Mayor of London and HCA invest £16m to kick start development on two big regeneration projects
5 May 2009

6Mayor of London and HCA invest £16m to kick start development on two big regeneration projects

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) London Board, chaired by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has agreed to invest over £16m in the latest two projects from its programme to kick start...

Mayor of London and HCA invest £16m to kick start development on two big regeneration projects
5 May 2009

6Mayor of London and HCA invest £16m to kick start development on two big regeneration projects

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) London Board, chaired by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has agreed to invest over £16m in the latest two projects from its programme to kick start...

Mayor announces £3m to kickstart 10 'energy-busting' low carbon zones in the capital
1 May 2009

The Mayor of London today (Friday 1 May) pledged £3 million to develop 10 flagship Low Carbon Zones to cut carbon emissions, create jobs and slash energy bills in the capital.
Speaking at HRH Prince Charles’ May Day Summit on Climate Change, the Mayor formally invited applications for the...

City Hall must be accountable to Londoners
1 May 2009

A new report outlines major improvements made by the Mayor of London to make City Hall and the Mayoralty more open, accountable and transparent.

The Mayor’s Annual Report published today identifies a series of measures introduced by Boris Johnson since May 2008. To make the work of City...

Mayor announces £3m to kickstart 10 'energy-busting' low carbon zones in the capital
1 May 2009

The Mayor of London today (Friday 1 May) pledged £3 million to develop 10 flagship Low Carbon Zones to cut carbon emissions, create jobs and slash energy bills in the capital.
Speaking at HRH Prince Charles’ May Day Summit on Climate Change, the Mayor formally invited applications for the...

New City Charter to tackle economy, crime and climate change in London
29 April 2009

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Mayor sets out 20 year vision to make London the envy of the world
29 April 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today set out the vision that will shape London’s development over the next two decades, improve the quality of life for Londoners, and meet the major challenges of a growing population, a more competitive global economy and the effects of a changing climate...

Boris backs Vaisakhi celebrations in Trafalgar Square
27 April 2009

Londoners and the capital's visitors are invited to join London's Sikh community for this year's Vaisakhi celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 3 May.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event, which marks the Sikh New Year, and is organised by Vaisakhi in London Committee with...

£400,000 boost for Mayor's tourism drive
27 April 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced a major boost to the capital’s £2m tourism campaign, Only in London, with a £400,000 cash injection from four central London boroughs.

The Mayor outlined plans for a new £2m Visit London campaign to promote the capital to the rest of the...

Mayor releases £29 million of EU funds to support London jobs and small businesses
27 April 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that he is releasing £29million of European Union funds that will support 11,000 small businesses in London, create 1,100 jobs and safeguard a further 2,700.

London hit four times harder than rest of UK by Government's plans to tax high earners
27 April 2009

The government’s ‘soak the rich’ budget will hit London four times harder than the rest of the UK, according to an analysis of Treasury figures by the Greater London Authority today (Monday 27th April). The budget will land high earners in the capital with an extra £5bn tax bill over the next...

Mayor puts out Payback London call to volunteer organisations
24 April 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that he is now actively seeking an organisation to join him in realising ‘Payback London’, in which young people who have had their free travel privilege removed because of bad behaviour will be given the opportunity to earn it back through...

London raises a flag for Saint George
23 April 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson celebrated St George's Day in style today (23 April), taking a trip on an iconic Routemaster bus alongside celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. They joined a colourful festival of quintessentially English food and drink at Leadenhall Market, where the Mayor gave a speech at...

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