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Mayor of London should urge London’s big developers to pay for capital’s GPs through the planning process

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Nov
27

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New report shows 550 GPs will be needed to meet population growth

The Mayor of London, through his planning powers, could force London boroughs to use cash from major developers to fund the capital’s GPs for the next ten years, a new report shows.

Research by GLA Conservative Assembly Member Steve O’Connell found more than 550 new GPs[1] will be needed in London over the next decade to meet the city’s growing population.

Money from developer contributions is already available to local authorities but a new report, ‘Health Appreciation – investing in health facilities from new developments’, found many boroughs are failing to prioritise the building of new doctor’s surgeries.

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Health Appreciation

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Nov
27

City Hall pension risks throwing away £25m for ‘feel good’ investing

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Nov
18

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Divesting UK council pension investments away from fossil fuels could cost tens of millions

New figures show that £1m per annum could be lost by just the GLA pension fund if it seeks to stop investing in fossil fuels, says Assembly Member Gareth Bacon.

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92,000 incidents of sexual assault against men are going unreported

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Nov
17

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  New report reveals just 3.9 per cent of male victims come forward to police

More than 96,000 sexual assaults or rapes were carried out against men across London between 2010 and 2014, suggests a new report from GLA Conservative Assembly Member Kemi Badenoch.

Research showed reporting rates of such crimes are as low as 3.9 per cent¹, with over 92,000 incidents going unreported to the Metropolitan Police.

The report, ‘Silent Suffering – supporting the male survivors of sexual assault’, addresses a series of existing barriers to male victims coming forward and calls on the Mayor of London to implement new policies that will enable men to seek the help and justice they need.

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Silent Suffering

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Nov
17

Londoners’ spare rooms could make the Capital £576m a year

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Nov
4

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New figures show £436m could go to homeowners and £140m to the local economy

Half a million Londoners could use their spare room to help pay the bills, whilst also boosting the tourism industry, according to GLA Conservative Tony Arbour.

He will urge the Mayor of London to promote existing technology that helps simplify the process of turning London’s spare rooms into bed and breakfast-type accommodation.

Hosts on average make additional earnings of £3,000 a year,¹ and taking into account all eligible properties these rents could total £436m.² These tourists would also bring an additional £140m in spending to the local economy.³

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