The Budget For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
|Title||The Budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games|
|Author||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts|
|Publisher||The Stationery Office|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
At the time of London's bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 the cost of the Games was estimated to be just over £4 billion. The costs were to be met by public sector funding of £3.4 billion, with a further £738 million from the private sector. After London was awarded the Games, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Olympic Delivery Authority reviewed the cost estimates and in March 2007 announced a budget of £9.325 billion. The Department has stated that public sector funding will not exceed this figure. The March 2007 budget included contingency provision of £2.747 billion. This sum was not included at the time of the bid. The March 2007 budget also included a preliminary estimate of £600 million for policing and wider security, over and above the cost of site security during construction. No estimate for the cost of policing and wider security was included at the time of the bid. In addition, the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme delivery budget has risen to £570 million, compared with an original estimate of just £16 million. Cost estimates have increased by £5.3 billion, but a significantly lower expectation for private sector funding towards the cost of venues and infrastructure, and the Olympic Village, means the public funding has increased by £5.9 billion. The final cost will depend on disposal of assets after the Games. There is no basis on which to measure achievements regarding the projected legacy benefits of the Games. This report follows the NAO report on this topic published as HC 612, session 2006-07 (ISBN 9780102947335).