Cost of policing matches

MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


For the football season 2017 to 2018, how much was the cost of policing matches in the Premier League and the Championship by football club; and how much by football club was paid towards the cost of policing by each of those clubs?


Answer for Cost of policing matches

Answer for Cost of policing matches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The cost for policing football matches and cost recovery, by club, for both Premier League and Championship is set out in table attached.

The cost of policing Premier League football matches has reduced from £4.5m to £4m from 2016/17 to 2017/18. Cost recovery has held at c£0.3m-£0.4m, being the full extent of the costs able to be recovered.

I continue to call on the Government to change the law so that wealthy clubs are required to contribute to the costs of policing football, to help provide the Met police with the resources necessary to keep Londoners safe.