External Affairs Budget

MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the total external affairs budget for the 2019/20 year?


External Affairs Budget

External Affairs Budget

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The external affairs budget covers the following teams: 

  • Events for London  
  • Digital transformation (including web and digital services for GLA, London Assembly, OPDC and MOPAC) 
  • Commercial partnerships 
  • Press office (supporting both GLA and MOPAC)  
  • Marketing campaigns  
  • In-house design and copywriting 
  • Public liaison unit 

Please note that within the external affairs budget: 


  • The 2019/20 budget for external affairs, as approved in the GLA budget MD2452, is £9.557 million, including staffing and events. 
  • £4,276,000 is the Events for London programme - last year this delivered 19 events from People’s Question Time to Diwali on the Square and New Year’s Eve fireworks and supported 23 events from Notting Hill Carnival to Pride in London. 
  • £1,000,000 is the Centralised Marketing Budget - which has been fixed at this amount since the decision to centralise spend in 2017.