Greater London Authority
Time to ditch the Assembly
After 21 years, Richard Stokoe argues that the London Assembly is failing in its duty to hold the Mayor of London to account. Borough leaders, he claims, would make a better replacement.
Councils boycott ‘cruel and draconian’ deportation rules
Growing numbers of councils have refused to implement new government rules that could lead to migrant rough sleepers being deported.
Online sales tax backed by London
The local government sector in the capital has advocated the introduction of an online sales tax (OST).
London leaders hit out at PM's failure to engage
The Mayor of London and leader of London Councils have written to the Prime Minister protesting that COVID contingency plans for the capital have been drawn up without them.
Don't kick more fiscal devo for London into the long grass, says Assembly chair
The post COVID world shows that further fiscal devolution for the capital is vital and ‘mustn’t be kicked in the long grass’, according to chair of the London Assembly Navin Shah.
The London Assembly: 20 years of a unique scrutiny model
Twenty years old, and in the depths of a pandemic, the London Assembly is now facing exceptional circumstances. Chair Navin Shah considers what the future holds.
South-east authorities raise fears of 'grinding to a halt'
Post-election rhetoric of ‘levelling up’ areas of northern England by the Government has caused concern among councillors in the south-east.
London leaders in devolution call
Local government leaders and think-tanks in the capital have called on General Election candidates to commit to greater devolution.
Can Boris the Brexiteer revert to Boris the inclusive Mayor?
Mike Burton has two questions. Will Boris bring some of his trusted former local government leaders to No 10 to give the support that proved so successful when he was Mayor? Will he, once elected by his Brexiteer party, swing back to the old Boris?
How we’re delivering homes for social rent
Peter Matthew says Hounslow LBC’s housing delivery plan aims to secure ‘5,000 new, affordable homes by 2022, including 3,000 homes for social rent and the Mayor’s London Affordable Rent’.
Lambeth leader steps down to run anti-violence unit
Lambeth LBC leader Lib peck has announced she will be stepping down to take on a new role at the Greater London Authority.
Khan under pressure over failing housing targets
Controversy over London’s housing crisis is set to intensify, with a new report by the London Assembly’s housing committee attacking Mayor Sadiq Khan’s failure to meet targets on affordable housing.
Digital exclusion is London’s challenge
Exclusive: A new survey of London councillors shows digital exclusion is seen as their biggest challenge – and suggests there is some way to go before most residents fully trust public sector bodies to handle data securely. Ann McGauran reports
Government open to 'ground-up' London reorganisation
The Government is ready to discuss reform of local government in London, MPs have been told.
Modular homes offer hope
London's councils are working together to procure modular housing as high-quality temporary accommodation for homeless households. Cllr Darren Rodwell believes it is the first such collaboration in the UK