Earlier this week, the January issue of LDN – London in short was sent to subscribers. It is our first issue of 2014, and one where we look back at December’s Autumn Statement, the long-awaited publication of the Airports Commission’s shortlist and the jostling for position already underway to be a candidate to become Mayor of London in 2016.
We have also launched a new special feature ahead of the London local elections, due to take place on 22 May this year. For the next five months we will be tracking the election campaigns across the 32 boroughs, providing all the latest news and insights and making some predictions on how we think each council could fare. One factor to consider when looking at this year’s local elections is the fact that the EU elections will be held on the same day, and the implications this may have.
It is the time of year when the Mayor of London begins the budget setting process for the next financial year – we report on Boris Johnson’s early draft and the initial reaction from the London Assembly, as well as local authority reactions across the capital to both New Homes Bonus allocations and the latest local government finance settlement.
Sport has been the key theme over the past month when it comes to development – January’s LDN looks at the new stadium plans approved by the London borough of Hounslow for Brentford FC whilst Queens Park Rangers announced ambitious plans for a 40k seater stadium in Old Oak Common. The MCC also released plans for the first phase of redevelopment for Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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