The Conservative Party have accused the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan of “misleading” voters by exaggerating potential savings of the move from City Hall.
The Mayor said the move from City Hall near Tower Bridge would save £11.5m in rent and charges, but Tory analysis alleges the move would only save £5.6m a year.
The Mayor’s spokesperson said, “The proposed move to the Crystal Building will save the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group £55m over five years.
“The move is only necessary because the government is not adequately funding local and regional government in London for the cost of tackling Covid-19.”
Susan Hall, Conservative leader on the London Assembly said, “The mayor is misleading Londoners.
“We’ve calculated that the real savings figure could be less than £6m a year, which pales in comparison to the millions of pounds Mr Khan wastes each year.
“This is yet another example of the mayor putting PR before policy.
“I urge the mayor to go back to the drawing board and come up with an honest assessment of the cost of moving City Hall.”