Low pay will leave 30,000 more working families in poverty by 2020, report finds

– Mayor should name and shame FTSE 100 companies that don’t pay the London Living Wage – Over 160,000 Londoners are trapped in a cycle of low-pay work – 70 companies on the FTSE 100 currently do not pay the London Living Wage A new report is calling on the Mayor to help Londoners out of low-pay, and publish the names of the FTSE 100…

Mayor to host representatives of eleven ‘Israeli travel ban’ countries at City Hall reception

– Mayor set to condemn Trump’s travel ban at tonight’s event – Facing calls to also criticise attending countries that ban Israeli citizens The Mayor of London is set to host representatives of eleven countries that ban Israeli passport holders, hours after rightly condemning Donald Trump’s own travel ban. Sadiq Khan will use tonight’s gathering at City Hall, where ambassadors and senior dignitaries from more…

BUDGET: Mayor puts Old Oak Common homes at risk with 40% budget cut

– Experts predict budget cut will impact major project The Mayor of London has cut the budget for Old Oak Common by 40 per cent – despite his claims of increased spending – putting the building of thousands of homes at risk. The project, which will provide thousands of homes on industrial and waste land in west London, has been handed £6.9million by the Mayor…

Build more bungalows to free up family homes in London

– Mayor should seize on huge demand for attractive downsizing options The Mayor of London should encourage a bungalow building boom to provide better downsizing options and free up family homes across the capital, according to a new report. ‘Smart Move’, by London Assembly member Andrew Boff, found 30 per cent of people consider a bungalow to be their ideal home, yet they make up…

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100 Days of broken promises from Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan has spent 100 days in reverse gear, running away from his campaign promises at a breathtaking rate He promised in his campaign that Londoners wouldn’t pay another cent for their travel in London by freezing fares, and that has not happened. Only single fares will be frozen leaving Travelcard and daily cap users paying more every year. He promised 80,000 home built a…

Housing Zones review leaves future uncertain

Sadiq’s plans risk thousands of new homes and jobs The Mayor of London has announced a full review of Boris Johnson’s Housing Zones policy, potentially delaying the building of thousands of new homes. Sadiq Khan told Assembly Members this morning he would spend up to six months reviewing London’s 31 housing zones, created by his predecessor to provide 77,000 new homes and 150,000 new jobs.

Unrealistic homes target ‘will stifle building in London’

– New Deputy Mayor’s 50% affordable homes plan made Islington 9th worst London borough London could be set to replicate the ninth worst London borough for affordable homes under the newly appointed Deputy Mayor for Housing. James Murray wants to impose an overall 50 percent affordable housing target on new developments across the capital. Under the same policy imposed by Mr Murray in his lead…