Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary

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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - BREAKING - ULEZ CONFIRMED

Today's ULEZ AnnouncementThe detailed official announcement is on the Mayor's consultation page but in short ULEZ will begin in outer London on 29th August next year. There is a small scrappage scheme of just £110 million to help people replace their vehicle,…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - road gluers, corruption, and ULEZ misinformation

Challenging the Mayor's ULEZ misinformationWhen the Mayor talks about his plans to expand ULEZ to the whole of London, he likes to repeat two dodgy claims. First, that it will "clean up the air" transforming air quality in outer London, and second that it wil…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - BREAKING ULEZ consultation results leaked

ULEZ Consultation Results LeakedToday's Daily Telegraph has a huge scoop. They reveal that there's overwhelming public opposition to the Mayor's plan to expand ULEZ to the whole of London. But it seems plans are afoot to massage the numbers to make them look …

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - TfL secure, and the Mayor's unlawful order.

TfL funding dealThe biggest news of the last week was TfL finally agreeing a long term deal with the government. My colleague Nick Rogers, the Conservative Assembly Transport Spokesman, had an excellent letter published in City AM with the details.The short v…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - Strikes and our alternative to ULEZ

"Zero Days of Strikes"I hope you have not been caught up in the latest public transport strikes. Alas, strikes are one of the few ways our current Mayor is outdoing his predecessors: the Mayor who promised "Zero days of strikes" is now close to 100.There were…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - All change at the top of the Met, and adult education

Hello,A short update this week on leadership changes in the Met Police and our upcoming investigation into the Mayor's adult education budget. But first I would like to express my sympathy and solidarity with Sir Salman Rushdie: a thoughtful and courageous wr…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - Mayoral miracle and small business ULEZ fears

Small Business ULEZ FearsThe Federation of Small Business (FSB) has published their common sense response to the Mayor's ULEZ consultation. You can read their letter to the Mayor online, but their key message is that The Mayor should rethink: his ULEZ plan wi…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - ULEZ, car ownership, and visiting City Hall

ULEZ consultation now closed - what next?Thank you to all of you who told the London Mayor exactly what you think of his plans to expand ULEZ to outer London. The consultation closed on Friday, but if the Mayor imagines this marks the end of the campaign agai…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - confronting the Mayor

Challenging the Mayor over his ULEZ planTo recap last week's newsletter: the Mayor's own reports show that expanding the ULEZ to the whole of London will reduce NO2 levels by just 1.5%, and make no difference to particulate pollution or carbon emissions. But …

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - digging for ULEZ facts

Road pricing teams, ramping upIt's an open secret in City Hall that the Mayor already has people working on "road user charging", the jargon term for charging every car every time it moves, anywhere in London. In effect, every road in London will become a tol…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - New Police Commissioner, police numbers

New Metropolitan Police CommissionerSir Mark Rowley will be the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.An experienced officer, Sir Mark's police career spans more than 30 years. He was previously Chief Constable of Surrey Police, then joined the Metropol…

 
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Neil Garratt's City Hall Diary - ULEZ, apprenticeships, police confidence

Ultra Low Emission Zone and Road ChargingThis fascinating map shows car ownership across London. It shows exactly why the Mayor's plan to expand ULEZ from inner London to the whole of London is so unpopular here in outer London.In the blue areas most househol…

 
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Boundary Charge plan dropped, but new ULEZ threat

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