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Mayor Boris Johnson’s Plenary Speech

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Thank you Jennette.

I would like quickly to update the Assembly on some changes to the Budget since we last met.

Government settlement

On Monday we received our final settlement from the Department of Communities and Local Government and I am pleased to report that this administration has obtained an excellent deal from the Coalition Government, which allows us to make the most of the extra powers given to the GLA through the Localism Act.

The GLA will receive £3 billion in grant from central Government to 2014/15 to fulfil our new responsibilities as the Homes and Communities Agency and London Development Agency are integrated into City Hall.

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