London City Hall move to go ahead

London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the mayoralty and devolved assembly will move from their current base near Tower Bridge to the Crystal building, in the Royal Docks area near London City airport, Newham. Mr Khan commented: “Given our huge budget shortfall, and without the support we should be getting from the government, I simply cannot justify remaining at our current expensive office when I could be investing that money into public transport, the Met police and the London fire brigade.” Mr Khan has said the move will save £61m over five years, and Newham Council has welcomed the move, which it says will spur regeneration in one of the poorest parts of London.
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