Budget Cuts

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2645
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of the Greater London Authority budget (expressed as a percentage) do you expect to be cut by the Government following the Comprehensive Spending Review in September?

Answer

Answer for Budget Cuts

Answer for Budget Cuts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am currently in negotiation with the Government on the level of the cuts to London's funding. The Comprehensive Spending Review is published on 20 October. London is the engine room of the UK economy and choking off the fuel to it too suddenly could affect the recovery, leading to sluggish growth and so a slower recovery in the Treasury's tax take. I will continue to fight and speak up for London, to continue investment in our transport infrastructure as well as in housing, policing and fire services.