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Mayor outlines vision for London 2012

Plans announced to recruit 7,000 volunteers located at "strategic travel points"

By Pete Hayman

London mayor Boris Johnson has revealed his vision for how the city is set to "look, feel and party" during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Johnson set out his plans

before the Olympic Board – comprising Olympics minister Tessa Jowell; British Olympic Association chair Colin Moynihan and 2012 organising committee chair Sebastian Coe. The mayor plans to recruit

7,000 volunteers located at a number of strategic points across the capital to ensure people are able to travel to venues quickly and efficiently. Four live sites – Hyde Park;

Victoria Park; Potters Field and Jubilee Gardens – will screen events, while Trafalgar Square is also identified as a key area.

The mayor aims to ensure the Games creates a party atmosphere

A 12-week arts festival is

scheduled to take place as part of the Cultural Olympiad between 21 June and 9 September 2012, which will feature commissions from some of the world's leading artists. Johnson said: "We're under

no illusion about the mammoth tasks ahead in planning and

preparing for the world to experience our capital. "It would be remiss of us to

think people will stay away from such an occasion – simply put, it will be 'business as unusual'. But we will be more than ready and are carefully planning these momentous and historic days for our city."

Budget 2010: benefit for SMBs, alcohol tax up

By Tom Walker

Meanwhile, the hospitality

Small and medium-sized leisure businesses should find it easier to secure bank loans and funding, according to plans outlined by chancellor Alistair Darling in the 2010 Budget. The Budget – the last by

chancellor Alistair Darling before the expected general election in May – will see Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds make £94bn available in business loans, with "at least half" made available to small and medium-sized firms. The government will also

establish a new investment corporation – UK Finance For Growth – in order to oversee a £4bn funding package designed to offer support for businesses and help them negotiate red tape.

sector will have to deal with continued rises in alcohol duty

– the tax on beer, wine and spirits increased by 2 per cent on Sunday 4 April. In addition to this, pubs will

no doubt be unhappy with Darling's announcement that the tax on cider has increased by 10 per cent from 4 April. British Institute of Innkeeping

Darling delivered his last budget before the election

Small and medium-sized

leisure companies will also be able to tap into a £2.5bn 'pot of gold', which has been made available for investing in key skills and training. This has been funded by the

tax on bankers' bonuses, which raised a total of £2bn – double the original figure expected.

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(BII) chief executive Neil Robertson, said: "BII is disappointed that the Chancel- lor has gone ahead with the duty escalator. "I find this somewhat jarring

in the context of John Healey's 12-step action plan full of supportive measures for pubs. It seems the Government is determined to give us support with one hand and then take it away with the other."

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