MD1169 Events for London Programme for 2013/14

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1169
Date signed: 
23 May 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Mayor has a statutory duty to hold public consultation events; develop and promote London as a destination and gateway for the UK; and promote social development in London. Events have a profound potential to bring economic and social benefits to London, and can raise the city’s profile in the world’s media.

The GLA budget allocation for the programme in 2013-14 is proposed at a maximum of £1,165,000 - leveraging an additional £280,000 sponsorship income to the GLA to support the events budget- plus £125,000 for Triathlon to be carried forward from 2012-13. A further £3,055,000 is invested into the events programme from external organisations and sponsors enabling the delivery of a large proportion of the events programme.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice