Responding to the Budget, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
“The one thing that London needed most from this Budget was new support to fix the housing crisis - which has gone from bad to worse under the Tories.
“Yet there was nothing to help deliver the thousands of new, affordable homes Londoners desperately need each year. Housing costs in London continue to soar – and it’s shocking that this Budget does nothing to help make housing affordable for Londoners.
“This was also another anti-London Budget. What have the Tories got against Londoners?
“London’s schools, councils and public services face bigger cuts than anywhere else in the UK.
“And rather than getting the green light for Crossrail 2, we got an amber light at best.
“It’s clearer than ever that Londoners need a Labour Mayor.”