GLA fringe benefits

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1065
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
Organisation: 
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the approximate cost to the London taxpayer of tea, sugar, coffee & milk provided as a special privilege for GLA staff and other occupants of City Hall? This most generous staff benefit is not provided to staff by most other London councils. In the current climate of austerity, would you agree that GLA staff should now start to contribute to the bill for these refreshments? Also what is the approximate cost of the towels service provided for staff use in City Hall's shower facilities?

Answer

Answer for GLA fringe benefits

Answer for GLA fringe benefits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The cost for providing tea, coffee, sugar and milk at the tea-points in the 2011/12 financial year is approximately £31,000.

The cost for providing towels for staff use in the 2011/12 financial year is approximately £3,000.

I do not believe that either of these sums is excessive and so will not be proposing their removal.