Just over half of all small business owners in the UK believe that the introduction of a Livingstone-style congestion charge would be bad for business, while only 21 per cent are in support, according to service firm Office World.
George Wimpey has become the UK's biggest housebuilder. Following last week's £297 million purchase of Laing Homes, the firm now has the capacity to build 14,200 homes a year.
lndustrial energy use has dropped by six per cent since 1990, new figures from the Department of Trade and Industry show.
However, transport and household use has increased by 15 per cent.
Some eight per cent of businesses in the City of London believe they will have relocated out of the Square Mile within five years and will have found new homes in the City's fringes, says the College of Estate Management.