Regeneration News in brief: London Assembly steps up fight

The London Assembly has stepped up its fight for the right to use bonds to fund large-scale regeneration projects. Mike Tuffrey, chairman of the assembly's economic and social development committee, complained that Whitehall suffers from a "failure of will to do more than tinker with controls over availability in London to raise much-needed cash". Without bonds or tax increment financing, transport projects in the Thames Gateway and Crossrail are unlikely to attract sufficient funding, experts told the committee last week.

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