Cost of Fireworks (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd January 2021.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

A constituent would like to know: How were this year’s fireworks paid for, given there were no ticket sales?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The budget of £1.5m was allocated from the GLA events budget and was substantially less than in previous years.

Previous New Year’s Eve events have been ticketed to support crowd and safety management only. The funds raised by the ticket sales only cover the costs associated with the ticketing process (e.g. logistics of tickets and infrastructure around viewing areas).