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Newham’s London stadium losses continue

stadiumNewham Legacy Investments (NLI) which owns forty percent of the London Stadium lost another £2.5m in the financial year up to April 2017 new figures released by the council this morning.

The latest £2.5m loss is on top of a reported £41.6m loss last year for the company setup by Newham Council.  NLI now have net liabilities totalling £44.4m primarily due to the £40m loan from Newham Council of which no repayments have been made to date.

london-stadiumNLI claim they received £315,000 of income from the London Stadium in the last year but also made payments to Stadium operators of £178,000. It also appears that Newham Council may have written off the stadium as an asset on their books. Last year they valued their investment in the stadium as £2.3m but this year no value is listed within the draft accounts for the public authority.

It is now in serious doubt when or even if  Newham taxpayers will see the return of the £40m Newham loaned to NLI. The council loaned the money on a 40-year term with an interest rate of 6%.

The interest alone is £2.4m per year but the accumulative effect will mean that if interest is added to the balance each year and interest is also charged on that it will reach over £411m in 40 years if no repayments are paid.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Newham’s London stadium losses continue

  1. Lol. I reckon this time next year we will be discussing buying the place outright for a bean. I still reckon Sullivan and Brady have played a blinder over this. We will end up owning the place for nothing and the Tax Alliance will be thanking us 😂😂

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