Leveson costs reach £3.9m with £1.2m for lawyers

The Leveson Inquiry has cost the taxpayer almost £4m so far, according to the latest figures.

The cost of inquiry from mid-July 2011 to June 2012 totals £3,903,000, including £1.2m spent in legal fees – according to the latest spending update issued by the inquiry.

These figures do not include money spent by publishers and other inquiry participants on their own legal representation.

 

  • Inquiry Secretariat staff costs: £1,214,700
  • Backfill costs for Court of Appeal: £123,000
  • Counsel to the inquiry: £1,015,700
  • Barristers providing assistance to counsel to the inquiry: £222,400
  • Assessors’ remuneration: £126, 700
  • Accommodation costs (including hearing room, annex and office accommodation): £200,600
  • IT and telecommunications (website, broadcasting and audio-visual links): £464,600
  • Office running costs: £15,600
  • Seminars: £73,400
  • Public hearing costs (including records management & transcription costs): £262, 400
  • Core participant and witness costs: £183, 900.

Total: £3,903,000

Lord Justice Leveson is due to report on his findings in November.

 

 

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