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.
21 February 2012
Boris Johnson today promised, if re-elected, to extend the Freedom Pass to Londoners aged 60 years or older, rewarding those who have worked hard, paid their taxes and done the right thing throughout their life.
The Mayor’s pledge reverses the decision by Ken Livingstone’s Labour Party to increase the age at which Londoners qualify, meaning any Londoner aged 60 or older will be entitled to free travel on buses, Tube, DLR and London Overground anywhere, anytime, anyplace in Greater London.
17 February 2012
Following last week’s CBI report on a positive outlook on economic recovery for London, Mayor Boris Johnson today highlighted more good news for the capital – several major firms have pledged investment for London.
Global professional services group Harvey Nash announced its decision to retain London as its global headquarters after considering New York, Dublin, Zurich and Hong Kong as potential new bases. And in another exciting win for London, US insurance giant Aon will be moving their headquarters to the capital from Chicago, an indication of the strength of London’s reputation as a centre of the global insurance and reinsurance industry.
14 February 2012
Boris Johnson today announced plans to invest over £2.7 million to help rejuvenate two key town centres in Hillingdon, driving economic growth and creating jobs by revitalising local high street shops and small businesses.
The investment will be used to deliver improvements in the Ruislip Manor and Northwood Hills areas and are set to deliver economic and social benefits. Funding includes provisions for new markets, cultural and community events, retail and business support, and the promotion of apprenticeships within local firms.
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.
06 February 2012
Boris Johnson has unveiled his plan to transform suburban rail, asking Government to hand him the power to set the standard for local train services. His plan would mean putting on more suburban services by bringing in ‘turn-up-and-go’ services. It will also improve stations and make them safer.
31 January 2012
Boris Johnson today announced plans to invest £41,345,000 to regenerate, transform and restore pride to Tottenham, creating 2,500 local jobs and 350 apprenticeships.
The investment from the Mayor's £70 million Regeneration Fund, created to support areas damaged during last summer's disturbances, will go to rebuilding Tottenham’s high street and help kick-start development of key sites along the High Road, delivering major improvements to the area's wider infrastructure and public realm.
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.
19 January 2012
Mayor Johnson is investing a total of £177million to help regenerate local high streets across the capital by delivering growth and new jobs through his Outer London Fund and his Regeneration Fund - set up to help repair the damage caused to high streets and town centres during last summer's riots.
To ensure London remains the motor of the UK economy the Mayor is channelling millions into capital-wide regeneration projects. £70million from the Regeneration Fund and £50million from the Outer London Fund with additional matching funds of £57million from private and public sector partners brings the total to be invested to £177million.