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Johnson reduces fees paid to consultants

Fees paid to technical consultants by Transport for London (TfL) have already been reduced significantly since January, according to new information from the London Mayor’s office.

Boris Johnson has already indicated that £3bn of infrastructure and transport projects will not be funded by TfL.

However, in a written statement, Johnson revealed that costs to consultants have already been slashed by one-third, from £91.2M to £63.3M, although this includes all forms of consultant, including management and financial.

'Project management and other technical consultancy', which includes various services supplied by engineering consultants, dropped from £34.8M between 4 January and 25 May to just £26.9M between 1 April and 13 September, a 22% cut.

The cuts are on top of those announced last week, and include the following areas:

  • Support for the PPP Periodic Review process

  • Walking and cycling development

  • North London Railway infrastructure upgrade

  • Interchange development

  • Bus priority scheme development

  • Major projects in development

  • Transport modelling and monitoring

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