Talk London Costs

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

How much have you spent on "Talk London" since the start of your mayoralty? Please give a breakdown by year and project.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Talk London launched in July 2012 and supports the GLA to efficiently engage with Londoners online. It has hosted most of City Hall’s online consultations: from clean air to housing, and recovery from COVID-19.

The spend per year from May 2016 is attached as a table. Routine expenditure mostly involves  ongoing site improvements, content production, audience growth and promotion. All decision forms relating to spend are available here: ADD2019, MD2300, ADD2298, MD2535, MD2720.

In 2020-21 expenditure increased as the site was rebuilt to accommodate a necessary software upgrade. We took that opportunity to redesign the site so that it was easier to use and appealed to a broader range of Londoners.