Checking accounts

Budget and Performance Committee

The Mayor oversees a total budget of £17 billion. Two London Assembly Budget Committees consider if this money is put to good use: the main Budget and Performance Committee, which is supported by a specialist Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee.

These two Committees scrutinise budget and performance in a wide variety of areas across GLA and its functional bodies including:

  • Transport for London
  • The Metropolitan Police
  • The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
  • The London Legacy Development Corporation
  •  The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

The Committees also look at topical issues such as the cost of transforming the Olympic Stadium, the new Routemaster bus, and funding apprenticeships.

Current investigations

Response to the Mayor’s draft consultation budget 2018-19  

The report published on 16 January 2018 presents the Committee's findings on the Mayor's 2018-19 budget for London on Police, Transport, Fire, Housing and more.

Pre-Budget Report 2017

Each year the Budget and Performance Committee publishes a Pre-Budget Report which sets out the key financial issues facing the Mayor as he prepares the budget for London. The Committee has published its Pre-Budget report on 12 December 2017.

 

Recent work

Response to the Mayor’s draft consultation budget 2018-19  

The report presents the Committee's findings on the Mayor's 2018-19 budget for London on Police, Transport, Fire, Housing and more.

Pre-Budget Report 2017

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee has published its Pre-Budget Report which sets out recommendations for the Mayor’s budget.

Summer investigation - Funding the Metropolitan Police

The Budget and Performance committee has published its report 'who's paying the Bill?'on the Metropolitan Police funding which sets recommendations on how the Met can keep London safe and deliver the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan. 

Response to the Mayor’s draft consultation budget 2017-18

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee has published its report ‘Response to the Mayor’s draft consultation budget 2017-18’ - which sets out recommendations for the Mayor’s first budget.

Pre Budget Report

The Committee published its Pre-Budget Report, which sets out the key issues facing the Met, Transport for London (TfL) and other functional bodies, ahead of the Mayor’s draft 2017-18 budget.

Transport for London's Financial Challenge

In September the Committee explored the impact of the Mayor’s manifesto commitments for TfL, how they might be implemented and what will be the impact on services, passengers and future investment.

2017-18 Budget Guidance

In July 2016 the Committee spoke to the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, David Bellamy, about the Mayor’s Budget Guidance for 2017-18. This formal guidance sets out the revised process the Mayor will take to allocate funding to the GLA and its functional bodies in 2017-18. 

The Budget and Performance Committee has also recently looked at the following issues:

London Police funding - 'Who's paying the Bill?'

Police Funding

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference

Members

Budget and Performance Committee members:

Contact the Budget and Performance Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to this Committee please contact:                

External Communications Manager
Alison Bell
[email protected] 
020 7983 4228

If you have a query about this Committee and its work please contact:
Scrutiny Manager
Richard Berry                        
r[email protected]
020 7983 4199

Principal Committee Manager - Laura Pelling, [email protected], 020 7983 5526

If you wish to contact the Mayor’s Office, please contact 020 7983 4000.