The Mayor of 伦敦, Boris Johnson, has welcomed the Chancellor’的承诺至少 £750 million 在资助 boost housing construction in 伦敦. The funding, announced in the Budget, will provide thousands of 伦敦ers with more help to buy their own home.
This new investment will allow the Mayor to offer low cost finance to help thousands more mid-income 伦敦ers to buy their own homes. It will do this by reducing the deposit they require, while accelerating house building in the capital, helping support thousands of new jobs in construction, particularly with the one in sixteen SMEs in the sector.
The move will help even greater numbers of hard working 伦敦ers onto and up the housing ladder and is in addition to the £3 billion previously secured by the Mayor for housing projects in this investment round. This funding is already helping 50,000 伦敦ers through First Steps, as part of the Mayor’承诺在两个市长任期内建造100,000个经济适用房。
市长一直是增加基础设施投资的坚决拥护者。在欢迎总理的同时’分配决定£3 billion a year from 2015/16, he will continue to make the case for still greater investment in road, rail and aviation infrastructure to grow 伦敦’s and the UK’s economy.
“London’s success and future prosperity is built by hard working men and women who need good quality affordable homes to live in. And with an ever greater share of 伦敦ers’ income being spent on housing and workers facing longer and more crowded commutes, I will continue to fight for a better deal for 伦敦 as the our population approaches 9 million by the end of the decade,” Mayor of 伦敦, Boris Johnson said.
“我欢迎校长’s announcement, an announcement that will further enable us to tackle 伦敦’s biggest economic concerns head on. It must not be forgotten that the health of the UK economy depends on 伦敦, a City that now contributes a greater share of the UK’的经济产出比我们历史上任何时候都要高。”
市长还称赞总理’承诺为私人住房的新房开发提供额外资金，有可能释放停滞的计划并加快房屋建设。他还支持总理’s move to raise the maximum discount for Right to Buy in 伦敦 in recognition of the higher cost of home ownership in the capital.
市长也欢迎总理’新的就业补贴帮助小企业— many based in 伦敦.