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The G20 summit in figures

The cost of hosting the G20 summit runs into millions – yet it's hosted next to some of the poorest people in England

Issue No. 2145

  • The government claims that the G20 summit will cost about £20 million
  • The police operation will cost £7.2 million
  • Labour claims it is a good investment for London
  • Newham is the sixth most deprived local authority in England
  • Some 69 percent of children in Newham are in low income families
  • Some 8,737 people in the borough are on unemployment benefits, with 739 new claims in February

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