Caroline responds to Osborne's "Microwave budget"


Responding to the Chancellor's budget, Caroline Pidgeon said: "This is a 'microwave' budget from George Osborne.  He has just re-heated many announcements already made.

“We had already been told last week that Crossrail 2 was going ahead and the need for Londoners to match fund the development costs.  The increase in the share of business rates retained by London will help fund this vital new project, but a £1.9 billion cut in TfL funds, as a result of Sadiq Khan’s fares policy, puts at risk important investment in London's future transport needs.

“If elected Mayor I will ignore the Chancellor's and Zac Goldsmith's obsession with road building and 'flyunder' tunnels, and use the opportunity for financing infrastructure projects from land value increases to improve public transport and tackle air pollution in London."


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