The Evening Standard today reports that the London Mayor will be increasing his charge on us by 13.3% in April. For me this means that the Mayor’s charge will be Â£481.02 next year. In 1999/2000, the year before the Mayor came into being, I was charged Â£129.07 for the Met and Â£45.95 for the London Fire Brigade. So the Mayor’s charge has gone up 2.75 times in seven years. Does this mean 2.75 times more police? No.