Boris faces grilling today over tough �14bn budget for London

BORIS Johnson comes in for a grilling over his �14 billion budget for London this morning. He goes before the London Assembly which considers the final budget draft for 2010-11

By Mike Brooke

BORIS Johnson comes in for a grilling over his �14 billion budget for London this morning.

He goes before the London Assembly which considers the final budget draft for 2010-11.

Many see it as the make or break’ budget to get London out of the grip of recession.

Critics are looking to see what cuts are coming, as the Mayor is questioned on its six sections, the police, fire brigade, transport authority, the Mayor’s Office, London Assembly and London development.

The Assembly is then required to consider the budget and approve it, with or without changes. Any amendments need at least two-thirds of the Assembly’s votes.

The public meeting begins at 10am at City Hall, near Tower Bridge, which can also be followed on the London Assembly’s webcam from 10am.