BUDGET: Mayor keeps ‘Olympics tax’ after Games debt is wiped

– Sadiq Khan using loophole to raise cash for his unbalanced budget The Mayor of London is continuing to impose an ‘Olympic tax’ on Londoners – even though the debt of the Games has been wiped. The tax, known as the Olympic precept, was set-up before 2012 to help pay for the Games and the associated regeneration projects. During his electoral campaign, Sadiq Khan pledged…

Andrew Boff: Scrap West Ham stadium deal immediately and save our taxpayers extra £25M

Copyright: Ghetty Images Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member, Olympic Spokesman and Hackney resident says: “The decision to give West Ham the Olympic stadium means Londoners and the nation’s taxpayers have been landed with a poor deal. It is a disgrace that another £25 million from the public purse will now be used to prop up this agreement. I argued from the start that the commitment…

West Ham stadium deal: "Londoners deserve to know how much they'll have to cough up"

Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member, Olympic Spokesman and Hackney resident reacts to the announcement that West Ham will become tenants at the Olympic Stadium: “Now that the deal seems to have been finalised, Londoners deserve to know how West Ham are going to make the stadium work for football. West Ham and the LLDC must therefore urgently release the details of how they will use…

June 2012 MQT Summary

Today the GLA Conservative Assembly Members Questioned the Mayor on a range of questions from Suburban Rail to Heathrow Expansion. The Mayor agreed with our Members on a great deal of issues, but also this gave our Members a chance to expand London's and their own knowledge of these topics. This is a MQT Summary in progress as it takes a couple of days for…

Mayors Question Time Priority Questions – May 2012

Tomorrow morning, 23rd May 2012, members of the London Assembly will question the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on issues relating to his role. This is the first Mayor’s Question Time since the election.   PRIORITY QUESTIONS TABLED BY CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS Driverless Tube Trains Question No: 1119 / 2012 Richard Tracey In the light of Londoners recent endorsement of your policies, will you push ahead…