Budget scrutiny begins at City Hall

21 November 2017

How will the GLA fund the Mayor’s priorities next year?

The Budget and Performance Committee will tomorrow begin its annual scrutiny of the GLA’s 2018-19 core budget.

The main issues to be discussed are around the changes to the business rates regime and the proposal for the Mayor, London Councils and the City of London to pilot a 100 per cent business rates retention scheme in 2018-19.

The Committee will also examine proposals to deliver the Mayor’s key priorities, such as building more affordable housing, tackling environmental concerns and funding London’s first Chief Digital Officer.

The following guests will attend:

  • David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff
  • Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service and Executive Director (Communities and Intelligence)
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment
  • David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land


The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 22 November from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend


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Notes to editors

  1. The key responsibility of the Budget and Performance Committee is its annual scrutiny of the Mayor’s budget proposals for the next financial year. This involves detailed examination of the Mayor’s plans for spending his budget to help ensure taxpayers’ money is used appropriately and effectively.
  2. Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the Budget & Performance Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


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