Assembly to question Boris’s Budget

12 January 2015

This meeting took place on 13 January 2015. Read the transcript here.

Is the Mayor leaving London’s finances in a sound state for his successor?

The police and fire budgets for 2015-16 have been cut – but the transport budget has risen.

Will the police and fire services be able to keep Londoners safe while making such large savings?

Why are fares rising again?

Is there enough money in the budget to build the affordable housing that London needs?

How will this Budget affect you?

The London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee will question the Mayor tomorrow, on how he plans to spend the £17billion set out in his draft Budget.[1]

The full list of guests attending is:

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

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

Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources, GLA.

The meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 13 January from 10:00am in the Chamber, 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 for Editors:

Mayor’s draft Budget 2015/16

Pre-Budget Report

Full Agenda papers

John Biggs AM, Chair of the Budget & Performance Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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

For media enquiries, please contact Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.