Mayor's press office

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

How many press officers are employed by the Mayor's press office? Please provide a breakdown by year of the following years - 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

What is the total cost by year of these press officers? Please provide a breakdown by year of the following years - 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The number of press officers employed by the Mayor’s Press Office for the years 2015/16 to 2018/19 is as follows:

The total cost of these press officers for the years 2015/16 to 2018/19 is as follows:

These are the net costs after income is taken into account from a shared service agreement with MOPAC.

Two fixed-term press officer roles were created in 2017 in response to significantly increased workload and responsibilities and the need to strengthen the team’s ability to respond to a major incident, following the terror attacks on London and the Grenfell fire. Oversight Committee approved the conversion of these posts from fixed term to permanent in April 2019.