Assembly examines Mayor’s 10% council tax cut pledge

15 July 2014

This meeting took place on 16 July 2014. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here

Mayor Boris Johnson’s promise to cut 10 per cent from the Greater London Authority Council Tax precept by 2016 will be under scrutiny tomorrow as Assembly Members examine the Mayor’s Budget Guidance for 2015-16.

The guidance sets out the financial constraints for the preparation of next year’s spending plans for the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, London Fire Brigade and London Legacy Development Corporation. The Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee Committee will be questioning David Gallie, Assistant Director - Group Finance, Greater London Authority.

The Committee will also be examining the latest financial reports from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), questioning Jonathan Dutton, LLDC Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services, about trading losses and visitor numbers at Olympic Park venues and budget underspends.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 16 July from 2.30pm in Committee Room 4 (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

 

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.