On the picket line

first_imgUnion calls national boycott of Trump propertiesCulinary Workers Local 226 took a bold step in their drive for a union contract at Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Sept. 27. On behalf of the 500 workers, mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants, CWU Local 226 called a national boycott of all facilities that Trump “owns, has invested in, or has partnered with,” said CWU spokeswoman Bethany Khan. “Other unions can respect [the] boycott and not deliver goods or pass the picket line.” The AFL-CIO supports the boycott. (Huffington Post, Sept. 27)The cooks, housekeepers, bellhops, cocktail servers and other workers voted to join UNITE HERE’s Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 last December. But Trump management appealed the National Labor Relations Board’s certification of the union, and the board has yet to issue a final ruling.The NLRB general counsel filed charges against the hotel after finding merit in the union’s claim that management intimidated and retaliated against pro-union workers during the organizing campaign. But the full board hasn’t ruled on that, either. WW wants to know: Why is the NLRB twiddling its thumbs?For lists of Trump-related properties, visit “Boycott Trump” on arbiternews.com and “Boycott Trump List of of [sic] Companies to Refuse to Support” on Facebook.Minn. nurses to vote on proposed contractThe 4,800 registered nurses at five Allina Health hospitals in the St. Paul, Minn., area, represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association, are fighting for a fair contract. But the highly profitable nonprofit hospital system insists on shifting health care increases to the nurses and has ignored appeals for training to deal with workplace violence and for a fair nurse-to-patient ratio. So the MNA held a one-week strike in June. When Allina still refused to budge, the MNA called an unfair labor practices strike on Labor Day.Over the last month, the nurses have picketed, rallied, marched and galvanized hundreds of supporters to petition Allina for a fair contract. On Sept. 25, they snarled traffic in front of a Minneapolis hotel during the annual General Mills shareholders meeting. By spotlighting the role of GM Executive Vice President John Church, who chairs the Allina board, they hoped to pressure the hospital system to resume negotiations.A federal mediator brought Allina back to the table on Sept. 25. Despite 40 hours of negotiations over three days, Allina was intent on “nickel and diming the nurses in a zero-sum game that made it impossible for the negotiating team to reach a tentative agreement,” said MNA Executive Director Rose Roach at a Sept. 30 news conference. When the nurses voted on the agreement on Oct. 3, they sent a “resounding” no to Allina. The strike continues. (mprnews.com, Oct. 3)Candy makers: ‘No pension, no Peeps!’The 400 workers at Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem, Pa., voted unanimously to strike Sept. 2. The workers, who produce iconic Peeps marshmallow candies, are demanding fair wages and benefits after management moved to eliminate pensions for new hires and increase out-of-pocket health care costs. Workers are represented by the Bakery Workers (BCTWGM) Local 6.According to Debbie Harden, a 16-year package handler, the workers waited until Easter and Valentine’s Day orders were in to initiate the strike: “We held out, because it kind of hits them the hardest. They need us more than they think.” (mcall.com, Sept. 7) But after the company filed a suit charging Local 6 with violating the contract by calling the strike — which Local 6 disputes — the workers returned to work Sept. 30, citing progress on the contact. Talks will continue Oct. 13. (AP, Sept. 30)Fair scheduling for fast food workers in NYCOn Sept. 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation so that New York City’s 65,000 hourly fast food workers will receive advance notification about work hours. The Fair Workweek law would require public posting of predictable advance schedules and additional compensation for working unscheduled hours.According to www1.nyc.gov, the city’s official website, “Across the country, nearly one in five Americans has an unstable work schedule and about 40 percent of early career workers, defined as workers aged 26 to 32, have less than one week advance notice of their schedules.” (Sept. 15)The law would be the first pro-worker legislation regulating the U.S. fast food industry. Adding the need for fair scheduling only bolsters workers’ demands for $15 an hour and a union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bessemer Amazon workers: ‘They are showing the way’

first_imgJoan HwangThe following remarks were given by Joan Hwang (she/they), an organizer with the Workers Assembly Against Racism, at a Feb. 20 rally in Manhattan, N.Y., in solidarity with Amazon workers organizing a union drive in Bessemer, Ala. Hwang is also an urban farmer.  We are out here today in the capital of capitalism, the belly of the beast, New York City, in spite of the many serious challenges we are faced with. Or maybe because of them. These are intensely difficult times we are living in.  The end days of capitalism are not pretty or easy. Right now millions of people across this country are suffering — left without power, heat, shelter, water — in the richest nation in the history of the world. Of course, this is disproportionately affecting vulnerable communities who have always borne the brunt of the crises wrought by capitalism: our Black, Brown, Indigenous, homeless and incarcerated family. It’s clearer now than ever before that we’re living under a state incapable of providing its people anything but violence and war.And yet, in the midst of the pain and trauma, we find reason for hope in this historic union organizing drive. Now, I believe that the workers in Bessemer are in it to win it. And when they do, it will be a triumphant day for workers everywhere. But it’s bigger than just winning the vote. The fact that they have undertaken this struggle, have come this far along, and continue every day to battle against this behemoth — arguably the most powerful transnational corporation in the world and the face of modern capitalism — is a FEAT IN AND OF ITSELF.This month is Black History Month, and Black workers in Alabama are making history right NOW, taking on the world’s biggest corporate monster. In keeping with history, the overlooked and undervalued but indispensable leadership of Black women is the force driving this critical struggle forward. All workers have so much to learn from Black history about hundreds of years of resistance. We can support resistance TODAY by supporting the Bessemer Amazon workers! They are showing the way, and we must follow their lead. If these most oppressed workers, against all odds in the deepest anti-union atmosphere, can organize, because it is what must be done, we have no excuse not to do the same. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police prevent release of balloons carrying radios to North Korea

first_img November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Police prevented a score of activists releasing about 200 balloons carrying more than 600 radio sets on 22 August at Chulwon, near the North Korean border. A German doctor, Norbert Vollertsen, was roughed up by the police and hospitalised with a foot injury and bruises. He was trying to fill the balloons with helium despite the police ban.The project was launched by Korean-born American pastor Douglas Shin and Dr Vollertsen, who was deported from North Korea in 2001 for criticising the human rights situation there, and aimed to give hundreds of people in the north a chance to pick up Korean-language broadcasts by foreign stations, including Radio Free Asia, on the solar-powered sets. All radio and TV sets in North Korea are made so they can only receive the state-controlled media.The scheme’s organisers said the South Korean foreign ministry had been told about the launch and had not formally objected. However, no official request for permission to stage it had been made. The law allows demonstrations to be banned if the organisers have already been involved in a violent demonstration or if the site of the protest is considered unsuitable. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called on South Korea today to explain why riot police prevented human rights activists releasing balloons that were to drop radio sets over North Korea.”The government’s job is of course to maintain law and order on its territory but how does sending tiny radio sets to North Koreans threaten South Korea’s security?” the press freedom organisation asked in a letter to government administration and home affairs minister Kim Doo-kwan. Reporters Without Borders morally and materially supports the project and hopes the authorities will eventually allow it to go ahead. South KoreaAsia – Pacific News News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en News Follow the news on South Korea August 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police prevent release of balloons carrying radios to North Korea Organisation Help by sharing this information News South KoreaAsia – Pacific to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist killed while investigating on corruption

first_img Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua May 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed while investigating on corruption News Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the murder of Indonesian freelance journalist Herliyanto, who was investigating corrupt officials in eastern Java.He was followed by six men on motorcycles before he was killed on 29 April 2006 near Tarokan, in the Probolinggo district of eastern Java, police said. He was apparently killed because of his work, they and his colleagues added, and his camera and notebook had disappeared. The worldwide press freedom organisation said died while “trying to inform the public about corrupt local officials” and called on the authorities to arrest and prosecute those responsible.The station TV 7 reported that he had discovered money to build a school in the village of Tulupari had been stolen by the village chief and his aides.The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), which sent a fact-finding mission, said the village chief may have ordered him killed. Jakarta police told the AJI they were following the case.Herliyanto, 38, worked freelance for the regional paper Radar Surabaya and for two tabloids, Delta Post and Jimber News.The AJI has counted 53 cases of threats or physical attacks on journalists over the past year up to 3 May, 11 of them in eastern Java. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 21, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go further News Follow the news on Indonesiacenter_img IndonesiaAsia – Pacific November 19, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia August 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en last_img read more

Round 3: Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan Webinar

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Round 3: Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan Webinar By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 | 4:03 pm As part of the Round 3 Virtual Open House series, Pasadena’s Department of Planning and Community Development will lead a webinar on the Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan (LASP) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.During the webinar, community members are encouraged to dialogue with the program team and ask questions about the draft development standards, or provide comments and input about the LASP area.A brief presentation on updates to the LASP will take place at the beginning of the webinar.Before the webinar, members of the community can browse through the LASP and the other seven specific plans in Pasadena by visiting a virtual open house which the Planning and Community Development Department recently launched to serve as a one-stop-shop for all information about the Our Pasadena program.These other plans include the Central District, East Colorado, East Pasadena, Fair Oaks/Orange Grove, North Lake, South Fair Oaks, and West Gateway specific plans.Visitors to the site can navigate through a series of stations and examine interactive maps to learn about updates to each of the eight specific plan areas.All of these specific plans are part of the effort to focus on implementing a shared vision of Pasadena’s future and updating the General Plan and the Zoning Code. The updating process is expected to result in new development standards and guidelines that will help shape Pasadena’s major commercial and mixed-use areas.To view the virtual open house, visit www.ourpasadena.org/virtualopenhouse. You may also submit comments on the web page by completing a survey.To join the webinar on the LASP on Thursday, visit www.ourpasadena.org/LASP-Rd3-OH-LiveWebinar and follow the instructions on the page.If you have questions, call the Planning and Community Development Department at (626) 744-6833 or email [email protected] Subscribe Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

CFBP Issues Advice on Special Purpose Credit Programs

first_img The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) issued an advisory opinion related to perceived regulatory uncertainties tied to Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) as it applies to certain aspects of special-purpose credit programs (SPCPs).The ECOA and Regulation B are designed to prevent discrimination on certain prohibited bases in any aspect of a credit transaction. However, both policies it is not discriminatory when for-profit organizations provide SPCPs designed to meet special social needs.As the current law stands, the CFPB does not determine if specific programs qualify for special purpose credit status, giving the onus to the creditor offering the SPCP to determine the status of its program. Under Regulation B, creditors are offered general guidance for developing SPCPs that are compliant with ECOA.The new advisory opinion, which was issued after stakeholder feedback from a recent CFPB Request for Information on the ECOA and Regulation B, seeks input on clarifying the content on when a for-profit organization must include in a written plan that establishes and administers a SPCP under Regulation B. The advisory opinion also clarifies the type of research and data that can be used to support a for-profit organization’s argument that a SPCP would benefit a certain class of people.“The Bureau is issuing this AO to address this regulatory uncertainty in the hope that broader creation of special purpose credit programs by creditors will help expand access to credit among disadvantaged groups and will better address special social needs that exist today,” said the advisory opinion. “Bureau stakeholders have called attention to the problem of unmet credit needs among minority communities and the role that discrimination may have played in creating and exacerbating those deficits. Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has shown that inequities in credit availability and in the terms and conditions of credit appear to have led to income inequality.“For consumers who own a home, moreover, home equity represents a significant share of household net worth, 15 but Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data show that in 2019, Black, Hispanic White, and Asian borrowers had notably higher mortgage loan denial rates than non-Hispanic White borrowers, continuing a trend from years prior,” the advisory opinion added. “For example, the denial rates for conventional home-purchase loans were 16% for Black borrowers, 10.8% for Hispanic White borrowers, and 8.6% for Asian borrowers; in contrast, denial rates for such loans were 6.1% for non-Hispanic White borrowers …White borrowers were also more likely to have higher-priced conventional and non-conventional loans in 2019.”“The CFPB is committed to creating real and sustainable changes in our financial system so that all consumers have equal opportunities to build wealth and close the economic divide,” said CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger. “Today’s advisory opinion is our first action since we issued a Request for Information on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and sought public views on the topic. This action is an important step toward clarifying the regulations and ensuring that traditionally economically disadvantaged groups and communities have equitable access to credit.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago CFPB 2020-12-22 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFBP Issues Advice on Special Purpose Credit Programs Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post CFBP Issues Advice on Special Purpose Credit Programs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 22, 2020 1,613 Views About Author: Phil Hall Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Previous: ‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity Next: The Trends Homeowners and Buyers Can Expect Next Year The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

2019 Amendment To Companies Act 2013 Provisions Relating To Corporate Social Responsibility Comes Into Force; CSR Rules Amended

first_imgNews Updates2019 Amendment To Companies Act 2013 Provisions Relating To Corporate Social Responsibility Comes Into Force; CSR Rules Amended LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jan 2021 4:43 AMShare This – xThe provisions of 2019 Amendment to Companies Act, 2013, relating to Corporate Social Responsibility have come into force today.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification in this regard today appointing the 22nd day of January, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 21 of the 2019 Amendment Act shall come into force. Companies (Corporate Social…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe provisions of 2019 Amendment to Companies Act, 2013, relating to Corporate Social Responsibility have come into force today.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification in this regard today appointing the 22nd day of January, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 21 of the 2019 Amendment Act shall come into force.  Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, have also been amended and notified today. Sections 2,11,25,27,53,55,58,59,60,62,64, 65, Clause (c) of section 18 and Clause (ii) of section 22 of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020, have also come into force. Last month, many other provisions of 2020 Amendment were brought into force.Section 21 of the 2019 Amendment Act, amends Section 135 of the Companies Act by modifying Clause 5 as follows (Changes underlined):(5) The Board of every company referred to in sub-section (1), shall ensure that the company spends, in every financial year, at least two per cent. of the average net profits of the company made during the three immediately preceding financial years or where the company has not completed the period of three financial years since its incorporation, during such immediately preceding financial years, in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy: Provided that the company shall give preference to the local area and areas around it where it operates, for spending the amount earmarked for Corporate Social Responsibility activities: Provided further that if the company fails to spend such amount, the Board shall, in its report made under clause (o) of sub-section (3) of section 134, specify the reasons for not spending the amount and, unless the unspent amount relates to any ongoing project referred to in sub-section (6), transfer such unspent amount to a Fund specified in Schedule VII, within a period of six months of the expiry of the financial year.With this amendment, the Companies will not only have to specify the reasons for not spending the amount for CSR, but also have to transfer such unspent amount to a Fund specified in Schedule VII, within a period of six months of the expiry of the financial year (Unless the unspent amount relates to any ongoing project referred to in sub-section (6)). The amendment also inserts the following Clauses:(6) Any amount remaining unspent under sub-section (5), pursuant to any ongoing project, fulfilling such conditions as may be prescribed, undertaken by a company in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, shall be transferred by the company within a period of thirty days from the end of the financial year to a special account to be opened by the company in that behalf for that financial year in any scheduled bank to be called the Unspent Corporate Social Responsibility Account, and such amount shall be spent by the company in pursuance of its obligation towards the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy within a period of three financial years from the date of such transfer, failing which, the company shall transfer the same to a Fund specified in Schedule VII, within a period of thirty days from the date of completion of the third financial year.(7) If a company contravenes the provisions of sub-section (5) or sub-section (6), the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty-five lakh rupees and every officer of such company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both.(8) The Central Government may give such general or special directions to a company or class of companies as it considers necessary to ensure compliance of provisions of this section and such company or class of companies shall comply with such directionsTo know more about 2019 Amendment Act, Read: Key Highlights Of The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019.Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021, modifies the Rules regarding CSR Implementation, CSR Expenditure, CSR Reporting. It also adds provisions for Display of CSR activities on website and Transfer of unspent CSR amount. Click here to Read/Download CSR Amendment Rules 2021 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

DNA evidence connects Dryden man to child rape cold case, police say

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — A Dryden man has been charged with raping a child who was under 15 years old. The case had gone cold, but DNA evidence resurfaced and connected the man to the crime, the Ithaca Police Department said in a news release. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: arrest, ipd, ithaca police departmnet Chad M. Hamilton, 29, of Dryden, was charged with second-degree rape, a felony. Hamilton is accused of raping a child who was under 15 when he was about 27 years old. The crime occurred in the City of Ithaca, police said.Police said the investigation had gone cold until DNA evidence resurfaced.Hamilton was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and released under the supervision of probation pending court proceedings.Check back for an update.  last_img read more

Safety is a forced issue

first_img Comments are closed. Next Article Safety is a forced issueOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Most senior executives would increase investment in health and safety onlyif forced to by the Health and Safety Executive or after a serious accident,and would not be swayed by financial incentives, according to a recent surveyby Butterworths Tolley. The report was based on responses among health and safety managers andsenior management. “This report highlights that senior executives must work in partnershipwith the people who make a difference to accident rates – union representativesand joint safety committees,” said the TUC’s health and safety policyadviser Owen Tudor. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

London Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homes

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » London Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homes previous nextLand & New HomesLondon Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homesThe CBI wants the next Mayor of London to commit to building 50,000 new homes.The Negotiator16th March 20160648 Views The next Mayor of London must commit to developing at least 50,000 new homes a year in the capital to help meet growing demand for housing, business leaders have demanded.The CBI’s London Manifesto aimed at candidates in the Election, which will be held on 5th May, insists that the successful candidate must remain firmly focussed on business growth, to ensure that the city is an attractive hub for investment, creativity, skills and tourism.Lucy Haynes, CBI London Director, said, “London’s star has continued to rise over the past few years. From setting a new standard for hosting the Olympic Games to the emergence of Tech City, the capital has shown the world it is still the best place to grow, do business and thrive.“But in an increasingly competitive global race, the next Mayor must take some tough decisions from day one for London to continue to grow and prosper, and to keep the city a magnet for investment and skills.“From building the 50,000 homes a year the capital needs to house its talented workers, and a new runway that will boost our exports to high growth markets, to making the city a global beacon for digital and technological skills, London’s next leader has a unique opportunity to plan ahead, and position the city at the head of the pack.”The latest ONS Construction Industry Output Statistics shows that in January 2016, output in the construction industry decreased by 0.2 per cent compared to December 2015, led by a 10.6 per cent fall in public new housing.London has begun 2016 with a 22 per cent housing deficit – with just 32,900 new homes granted approval.“Small movements in the wrong direction won’t help escape the construction quick sand,” said Andrew Bridges (left), Managing Director of Stirling Ackroyd. “The next mayor will need to face up to this scary statistic – and get building. Housing is dominating the agenda but soundbites don’t equal scaffolding.”He added, “Doubling or tripling the rate of new homes built each year should be number one priority for whoever becomes our new London Mayor. They owe it to the whole country, to make sure London continues to lead the UK as a country that can compete in the arena of world cities and world economies. Developers want to build – London is a paradise of potential. But ambitions are being ambushed by rigid planning departments and a lack of infrastructure vision in City Hall.”new homes for London new homes in London London 000 new homes for London 50 building new homes March 16, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more