In response to an enquiry I made on 6th February Nicola Golledge wrote today from City Hall to let me know how much The Londoner costs us. In the current financial year the budget for the Londoner was Â£2,882,800. Next year the budget is slightly reduced at Â£2,857,488.
I specifically asked her to tell me what advertising revenue they received from captive customers, eg Transport for London, the Met, etc. She did not divulge this information. When you consider that typically 20 pages of the Londoner include 3 full page ads from captive advertisers the budget is pretty meaningless.