23 February 2012
Boris Johnson welcomed over 140 new Met Police recruits who are among the 1,000 extra police officers the Mayor is putting on London’s streets. This comes after Boris invested an extra £42million in the Met last year.
22 February 2012
Boris Johnson’s cycle revolution continues. Today, TfL announced twenty-six grants of up to £5,000 available to London-based cycling projects that promote cycling in the capital.
08 February 2012
Boris Johnson is more than halfway to delivering his goal of 100,000 apprenticeships in London by the end of 2012.
The Mayor announced that 54,470 apprenticeships have already been created in the capital and his campaign to reach 100,000 received a further boost today from retailers Westfield, with their pledge to create 200 apprenticeships across their two London locations.
20 January 2012
Response to Ken Livingstone’s claims on suburban rail services.
A spokesman for Boris Johnson's re-election campaign said: "It is the same old Ken Livingstone who spent eight years making promises but not delivering. He talked about taking over rail powers for eight years, but never acted.
"In contrast, Mayor Boris Johnson is actually delivering on his promises and is already in negotiations with Government about bringing suburban rail services under his control.
09 January 2012
With 200 days to go before the 2012 London Olympics Games, Boris Johnson continues to fight for a successful Olympics and strong legacy for all Londoners.
The Olympics are creating the biggest economic boost and legacy to London since the Second World War. 15,000 new jobs will be created, and 11,000 new homes will be built in the Olympic Park after the Games.
05 January 2012
Boris Johnson's strategy to tackle disruptive roadworks, including his permit scheme, has helped cut serious disruption by 39%, new official TfL figures show.
The figures show that between April and December 2011, there has been a 13% drop in roadworks on Transport for London's roads. The figures also show that road users in boroughs who have signed up to the Mayor's permit scheme have benefited most, seeing a 17% drop in utility works compared to a 7% drop in other boroughs.
15 December 2011
Boris Johnson continued his apprenticeships drive this week by calling on the capital's businesses to open their doors to apprentices and graduate trainees.
London’s jobs market is more competitive than ever - particularly for young people who can find it tough to secure even entry-level positions. Apprenticeship and graduate trainee schemes can help drive down youth unemployment by giving young people the opportunities to develop the skills they need to enter the jobs market.
13 December 2011
Boris Johnson’s new housing plan will create over 100,000 new jobs as part of his continued drive to grow the London economy. This plan will deliver 55,000 new affordable homes by 2015.
As Mayor of London, Boris delivered around 40,000 homes between 2008 and 2011. He is on track to meet his pledge of delivering 50,000 homes by the end of his term.
02 December 2011
Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced that there will be a lower than planned transport fare increase after securing £130million from the Government in Tuesday's Autumn Statement. Fares, on average, will now only rise by just over inflation, RPI +1%.
The lower than planned fare rise will come at no cost to Transport for London (TfL), meaning there will be no impact on TfL's massive investment to imporve the capital's transport network or on key frontline services needed to grow the capital's economy back to health.
30 November 2011
Mayor of London Boris Johnson praised the "fantastic settlement for London" in yesterday's Autumn Statement which boosts his drive to create new jobs and grow the London economy. The Chancellor's statement confirmed the Mayor had won significant investment for the capital and contained backing for the Mayor's plans for new crossing on the Thames, as well as improvements on the M25 and the extension of the Northern line to Battersea.