The first batch of tickets for London's New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza goes on sale on 19 June – and you'll have to be fast to grab one – it turns out only a quarter of the 100,000 tickets that went on sale for last year's event went to actual, bonafide Londoners.
Figures obtained by Labour London Assembly member Fiona Twycross show that of the 100,000 tickets sold for last year's event, during which the London Eye was lit up by thousands of fireworks, only 27,476 were sold to residents who live in the capital.
Twycross pointed out that the £10 price of tickets only covered the cost of the "ticketing infrastructure", meaning London's taxpayers were left to foot the bill for the rest of the event.
"Thousands of Londoners [are] missing out on the iconic NYE celebrations," said Twycross.
However, a City Hall spokesperson suggested that non-Londoners may previously have made up a vast proportion of the crowd – it's just that before ticketing was introduced, it was difficult to tell.