Assembly response to the Mayor's consultation draft budget 2010/11

Date published: 
01 January 2010

Read the London Assembly's response to the Mayor's consultation draft budget 2010/11.

The London Assembly have responded to the Mayor's consultation draft budget for 2010/11.

Our report warns that the Mayor may struggle to continue freezing the council tax precept in the future in the face of an unprecedented set of pressures facing the capital. The Budget and Performance Committee* says London is suffering from a combination of the effects of the recession and increasing costs of upgrading the Tube network.

The Committee says there is a real risk of cuts to future government grants and if these are significant, the Mayor may not be able to continue to freeze the precept without cutting police, fire and transport services.

Response to the Mayor's consultation draft budget 2010/11 PDF * The Conservative Group on the London Assembly does not support the Committee's response.