London Stadium owners, London Legacy Development Corporation have told their staff to restrict their use of the public body’s Executive box at the former Olympic Stadium and have suggested it is sold through an agency when vacant in the future.
The LLDC audit Committee which met today in Stratford updated their advice on business entertaining and hospitality. There have been concerns over possible misuse and abuse of the Executive box for West Ham games by LLDC staff.
The box is said to include access to a subsidised bar. A freedom of information request to LLDC revealing the use of free West Ham tickets, hospitality and the use of subsidised bar by the public body’s own staff is due to be published on Monday.
The committee’s report said:“The Committee considered aspects of the expenses policy. Business entertaining was also reviewed, and it was suggested that the spending limits outlined in this policy should mirror those in the hospitality policy. Use of the Legacy Corporation’s executive box at the stadium for West Ham Football Club games would be restricted, and it should be sold through an agency for games where it would otherwise be vacant”
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