City Hall

Budget questioned at City Hall

26 January 2016

This meeting took place on 27 January 2016. Read the transcript for the first section here, the second section here and the third section here.

 The London Assembly will tomorrow consider the Mayor of London’s £16 billion budget for 2016/17:

  • Mayor Boris Johnson will answer questions from Assembly Members on his last ever Budget as Mayor - which covers funding for transport, policing, housing and other key policy areas.
  • Following questions the meeting will consider any amendments proposed by Assembly Members to the Mayor’s budget.
  • A simple majority may pass an amendment to the budget. The Mayor must respond to any successful amendments when he presents his final budget to the Assembly for its consideration on 22 February 2016.
  • Whoever wins the Mayoralty in May will be bound by this final Budget and its implications for their spending priorities.

The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 27 January 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.  The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers.
  2. The draft consolidated budget papers are available here.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For more details, please contact Alison Bell or Ash Singleton in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4228/5769.  For out-of-hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.