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TSSA 'Extremely Concerned' After London Mayor Calls For Urgent Government Support To Avoid Cuts

26 June 2020

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has said he is extremely concerned after London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced that the Greater London Authority Group (GLA) would look to make savings of up to £500m unless Ministers step in to offer urgent support.

Khan has today published his Budget Guidance, which provides a breakdown of the savings that will be required across the GLA Group over the next two years if Ministers fail to act.

Commenting, Manuel Cortes said: “We are extremely concerned that the London Mayor has revealed that without additional Government support he will need to cut budgets by at last £500m. This will have a devastating effect on services for millions of Londoners.

“It’s clear that the Tories have no time for London, they have already stolen £700 million by scrapping the capital’s transport operating grant. Now in a further act of vandalism they are not prepared to compensate London for the hugely negative effect Covid-19 has had on its economy.

“We join Sadiq Khan in making a plea for Government to act, and act swiftly to give Londoners the support they so richly deserve. We will now be seeking an urgent meeting with the Mayor to discuss the situation.”

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