London Money

Mayor Sadiq Khan set to increase London council tax by nearly 10%

Half of the increase will fund free travel for under 18s and over 60s. Opposition Tories called on the mayor to cut £100m from his budget.

London events could be scaled back as Covid takes chunk out of budget

Showpiece cultural events including the St Patrick's Day festival could be 'scaled back' after the mayor blamed Covid-19 for blowing a £38m hole in his budget.

Pay boost for some London workers as voluntary real living wage goes up

The voluntary real living wage is to increase to £10.85 an hour in London and £9.50 across the rest of the UK, giving a pay rise for more than 80,000 Londoners.