Sadiq Khan wants controversial rent controls that ‘could cut housing supply by 50,000’

Evidence shows rent controls cause housing stock in cities to fall £4.5bn in rental revenue could be lost in London by 2025, research found Despite weight of evidence, Khan backs implementing scheme Sadiq Khan has said he is in favour of controversial rent controls in London, despite a weight of evidence suggesting it could cut housing supply in the capital by 50,000.

Police station closures increase journey times 400%

West London: Journeys to police stations could increase 400 per cent after closures, research shows Residents of Hammersmith, Kensington and Westminster face long walks under proposed closures Some journey times increase by 400% Fears over impact on vulnerable and less mobile Residents in areas of west London could see a 400 per cent increase in the distance to their nearest police station under closures proposed…

Crossrail to launch on line that suffered 50,000 hours of passenger delays

– TfL Rail will be used as the North-East part of the £15billion Crossrail project – New figures show TfL Rail suffered 3 million minutes of passenger delays in 6 months, equivalent to 5.7 years – Causes of delays included 'sunlight on signal' and 'leaf contamination' The TfL Rail service has caused five and a half years of delays in a 6 month period, putting…

Ban strikes and let independent judges rule on industrial disputes, says new report

– Assembly Member Keith Prince wants introduction of ‘binding pendulum arbitration’ – System would mean independent ruling on disputes without costly walkouts – Report shows tube and Southern strikes would have been avoided Strike action should be banned and judges should be given powers to rule on industrial disputes to keep Londoners out of the firing line, according to a new report. ‘Struck Out 2…

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…

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…

Rail Devolution: Sadiq Khan ‘abdicating responsibility as Mayor’

In throwing his toys out of the pram and refusing to co-operate with the government, Sadiq Khan has ruined any chance we as a city had of taking control of mainline rail in London. Instead of seeking to address concerns the government had over his ability to take on these services, he has thrown a tantrum, shown his complete ineptitude at this level of politics…