The future of the millennium celebrations at Greenwich was set to be decided by a Cabinet meeting as Design Week went to press.
The meeting could not go ahead until Prime Minister Tony Blair returned from the EU Summit in Amsterdam.
A spokeswoman from the Department of National Heritage would not be drawn on speculation that the celebration may be scrapped because of concerns over its financial viability. “The Cabinet is yet to have discussions. When they have, we will make an announcement,” she says.
Organiser Millennium Central says that it has to wait for the Government’s decision along with everybody else. “We are confident our business plan meets the demands put on it,” says a spokesman.