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.
15 February 2012
Six new trams, funded by Boris Johnson, will join the Tramlink fleet by the end of this month. The investment by the Mayor will create 20 new jobs, grow the local economy and help reduce congestion and increase the frequency of services in this critical part of London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 November 2011
Mayor Boris Johnson has secured Government backing for his plan to extend the Northern line to Battersea, a move that will see thousands of jobs created in the capital and encourage new investment.
The £950m project will extend the Northern line with a spur from Kennington via the Nine Elms redevelopment to Battersea. With the Government’s backing of an Enterprise Zone, thousands of small businesses are expected to be lured to south London while 25,000 jobs could be generated as a result of this extensive investment.
22 November 2011
Boris Johnson today announced he is investing £23million to help re-build Croydon after this summer's riots, which devastated the town centre.
When the Mayor was elected in 2008, he promised to be a champion for all London's boroughs - after years of neglect under his predecessor. Boris Johnson's renewed commitment to Croydon shows him delivering on this promise.
14 October 2011
Boris Johnson has called on businesses and private, public, commercial and residential landlords in the capital to help deliver London’s biggest ever retrofitting programme.
Retrofitting businesses and homes across the capital with energy saving measures could save close to a billion pounds each year and is part of an effort to help significantly cut youth unemployment, as well. The Mayor believes that if every eligible London home, business and public organisation proactively retrofitted their premises, it would significantly impact youth unemployment in the city by creating tens of thousands of new jobs.