Policing professional football matches (1)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2017-07-06
Session date: 
July 6, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2617
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What was the total cost of policing professional football matches in the 2016/17 season: and how much was recovered towards the cost from football clubs?

Answer

Answer for Policing professional football matches (1)

Answer for Policing professional football matches (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The total cost of policing professional football in the capital in the 2016/17 season was £7,060,202.11, and the MPS recovered £361,000 – the full amount allowed under the current legislation. We continue to lobby the government to allow the recovery of all costs incurred in policing football matches.