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Total cost of Edinburgh Tram inquiry: FOI release

Published: 21 Dec 2021

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

Published:
21 Dec 2021
Total cost of Edinburgh Tram inquiry: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100256857
Date received: 22 Nov 2021
Date responded: 24 Nov 2021
Information requested

1. The total cost of the Edinburgh Tram inquiry to date.

2. A breakdown of cost by year since establishment to date.

3. The cost of any external legal advice or representation for the Scottish Government as part of the Edinburgh Tram inquiry (please indicate whether this is included in the answer to question 1).

3a. Please breakdown this expenditure by year.

Response

1. The total cost of the Edinburgh Tram inquiry to date is £12.111 million.

2. A breakdown of cost by year since establishment to date is as follows.

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Total

Expenditure

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

£000’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff costs

385

1,212

1,332

1,033

477

277

283

137

5,137

Accommodation

173

333

326

342

40

13

11

9

1,247

Professional fees

103

561

721

848

426

143

167

40

3,009

Transport Scotland Legal fees

 

 

 

49

56

182

88

20

395

IT

184

343

237

182

133

116

139

60

1,395

Miscellaneous

54

108

63

481

90

51

53

29

929

Total

899

2,557

2,679

2,935

1,222

782

740

296

12,111

3. The cost of any external legal advice or representation for the Scottish Government as part of the Edinburgh Tram inquiry is included in the table above and in the answer to question 1.

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