Cost of Policing protests

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19906
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide a breakdown of the cost, year on year, to the Met of Policing protests in London since 2014.

Answers

Cost of Policing protests

Cost of Policing protests

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.

Cost of Policing protests

Cost of Policing protests

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As well as major events protests are often managed by local policing teams as part of their general policing duties, hence it is not possible to provide a complete breakdown of these costs for all protests. When major protests take place, an application to the Home Office for a special grant to fund the costs is considered and where possible the additional costs are recovered.  As the seat of the UK Government London is a centre of protest and yet the Home Office continue to underfund the National and International Capital City grant by £160m per year.