TSSA 'extremely concerned' after London mayor calls for urgent support to avoid cuts

Kings Cross rail station London with two trains at platforms

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.

Sadiq Khan has 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.

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.