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Volkswagen should pay for new scheme to clean London’s air

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
21

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Volkswagen should fund the proposed Diesel Scrappage Scheme, which offers up to £2000 to recycle older diesels vehicles, according to GLA Conservative James Cleverly.

This funding would act as a goodwill gesture to make up for the potential environmental damage caused by their so-called ‘defeat devices’.

James will bring up his proposal with London’s Mayor at Wednesday’s Mayor’s Question Time.

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London: Devolve £4.2bn stamp duty to double house building to 42,614

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
21

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‘Time for London to finance its way out of its housing shortage’

London could finance the building of 42,614 homes per year using the £4.28bn stamp duty it raises, according to GLA Conservative Gareth Bacon.

Construction began on 20,520 new homes in the Capital in 2014.

At an average building cost of £194k per new home, the billions raised from stamp duty could fund 42,614 homes every year.

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UBER: We need these popular app services to thrive

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Oct
16

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The Uber app is not a taxi meter and the High Court has made the right call. But, TfL bosses need to make sure that the proposed measures in their own consultation do not stifle innovation. We need these hugely popular app based services to thrive. The consumer would be best served by light-touch, common sense regulation. I urge the Capital’s businesses and workers to respond to TfL’s consultation to make sure the consumer’s voice is heard.

£15k London crime reporting app would help deal with 18,000 police calls a day

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
16

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Victims should be able to report crimes and submit evidence through an official app on their mobile, according to a new report.

SmartCop urges the Met to spend £15k to develop a smartphone app which can track the location of victims via GPS in an emergency, receive photographic and video evidence, and has a real-time chat function.

The Met police received a combined 17,698 emergency ‘999’ and non-emergency ‘101’ calls every day in 2014 alone.

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SmartCop

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Oct
16

Crime museum profits could pay for 35k front line police hours

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
9


Scotland Yard’s crime museum finally opens to the public today

After his successful campaign, GLA Conservative Roger Evans is urging the Met to turn it into a profitable attraction and reinvest the cash into frontline policing.

Just a fifth of the turnover from 300,000 visitors¹ in the first three months could pay for 35,629 front line policing hours².

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No hot water or heating: 3,000 complaints about outstanding urgent repairs per year

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
1

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Thousands of private tenants in the Capital are going without hot water or heating thanks to rogue landlords, according to a new report.

Local authorities in the Capital are receiving an estimated 2,916 cases of outstanding urgent repairs* every year, from frustrated private tenants.

The report’s investigation found:

  • In the last three years, just six London councils have received 1,640 complaints of outstanding urgent repairs from private tenants
  • This works out to 2,916 cases per year if extrapolated across the Capital’s 32 boroughs
  • Of these, 152 tenants had to wait more than three months before their emergency was fixed
  • If a private tenant contacts their local council about an outstanding urgent repair, the maximum time for an initial response varies from 1 day – 10 days
  •  Similarly, the maximum time limit for an initial home visit from an environmental health team varies from 1 hour to 7 days

 
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Renter's Paradise

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Oct
1

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