Tech North

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Tech North's (a) operational and (b) communications budget was for (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016; and what Tech North's total expenditure on third party communications consultancy and public relations agencies was in each of those two years.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

Tech City UK (including Tech North) total operations budget was £2,500,000 in 2014-15; £4,223,000 in 2015-16; and £4,100,000 in 2016-17. Tech City UK (including Tech North) communications costs were £173,091 in 2014-15; £279,355 in 2015-16; and £5,000 in 2016-17 (YTD). These costs were all expenditure on third party communications, consultancy and public relations agencies

Tech North's communication costs were nil in 2014-15 and 2016-17 (YTD), and £74,500 in 2015-16. These costs were all expenditure on third party communications, consultancy and public relations agencies.

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