A record number of events at Wembley in 2017-18 boosted the local economy by £150 million, according to a leading consultancy firm.

Accountant Deloitte’s economic impact report showed that the increased number of events – thanks to Tottenham Hotspur’s residency – significantly benefited Brent in financial terms.

Visitors to Spurs matches – estimated at around 1.8 million that season – brought in around an extra £50 million and helped contribute to 1,800 full-time equivalent jobs in the region.

The most profitable events were still concerts, one-off matches and England fixtures, since they were likely to attract more first-time visitors and those from further afield.

The report did not go into “granular” detail about which type of businesses, and in which locations, were the biggest winners.

But Deloitte senior consultant Jake Wilson, who led the research, confirmed that it only took into account money spent outside the ground and only in Brent.

Councillors welcomed the financial boost, with Cllr Krupa Sheth, responsible for the environment at Brent Council, noting the difference it has made to Wembley High Road.

They also suggested that they could benefit further by encouraging people to visit other town centres in the borough before making their way to events, noting that a similar practice is carried out by Merton Council during Wimbledon.

But there were concerns about the impact of stadium events on the surrounding area in terms of noise, anti-social behaviour, littering and increased traffic.

Cllr Neil Nerva explained that the area around the ground was “at a standstill” following a recent Tottenham match and he criticised the number of people driving to and from the ground.

He also pointed out that there is still an issue with people parking in Stanmore, in neighbouring Harrow, and getting the Jubilee Line to Wembley.

Chris Bryant, head of operations for strategic programmes at the Football Association, said the stadium is “strongly advertised” as a public transport venue with limited parking for corporate visitors.

He added that it was open to further conversations with the council and other partners to examine the wider, as opposed to just the financial, impact on Brent.