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First Minister daily media briefings' associated costs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
11 Jan 2021
First Minister daily media briefings' associated costs: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000125533
Date received: 15 Dec 2020
Date responded: 23 Dec 2020
Information requested

How much STV/BBC are being paid of Scottish tax payers money on daily briefings by the SNP.

Response

The daily media briefings are hosted by the Scottish Government in one of our buildings and are facilitated by Scottish Government staff.
The only cost incurred is for the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters. The total cost invoiced and processed for payment for BSL interpreters up to 22 December is £20,696.87.
The BBC provide coverage on a pooled basis.

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