City Hall Budget – Assembly checks the figures

19 November 2014

This meeting took place on 20 November 2014. Read the transcript here.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) plans to spend over £1 billion in 2015-16 – is the Mayor on track to deliver his manifesto commitments around jobs and housing?

The Budget and Performance Committee will tomorrow examine the GLA’s Draft Budget for 2015-16.

Will the GLA have to provide additional funding to cover the extra costs for the Olympic Stadium’s roof?

Does the London Enterprise Panel have the resources it needs to promote growth in the capital?

How many affordable homes will the Mayor fund in 2015-16?

The following guests will be questioned:

Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, GLA

Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service and Executive Director Communities and Intelligence, GLA

David Lunts, Executive Director Housing and Land, GLA

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director Development, Enterprise & Environment, GLA

Martin Clarke, Executive Director Resources, GLA

Will Walden, Director of Communications, GLA

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 20 November from 10.30pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for editors:

The London Assembly has the power, with a two-thirds majority, to amend the Mayor's annual budget and to reject the Mayor's draft statutory strategies. Localism Act 2011.

John Biggs AM, Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee is available for interview – see contact details below.

Read the agenda papers online.

As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and balance on the Mayor

For more details, please contact Alison Bell in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4228. 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, on 020 7983 4100.