Inquiry costs

The table below sets out expenditure to date for the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.  The Inquiry was announced by the Secretary of State for Health (Andrew Lansley MP) on the 9 June 2010.

The figures below give the expenditure incurred by the Inquiry each month, rounded to the nearest £50.  The total for each month reflects the cost of work carried out in that month and is calculated from:

  • Bills processed for that month
  • Where a bill has not yet been processed / finalised, but has been received, an estimate for the likely amount to be paid
  • This is inclusive of VAT where applicable

These figures will be therefore be subject to some adjustment as the costs for each month are confirmed, and the figures below will be kept updated accordingly.  A more detailed breakdown for each month is available through the links below.

Only expenditure authorised through or on behalf of the Inquiry Secretariat is included in these figures.  This includes the legal bills for individuals and/or organisations whose legal costs are being met by the Inquiry under a Section 40 Determination. Other organisations involved in the Inquiry will have costs that are met internally and are not included within the Inquiry’s expenditure figures.

Inquiry expenditure to date: £13,684,100

Month Expenditure
March 2013 £28,850
February 2013 £417,200
January 2013 £113,500 
December 2012 £129,450
November 2012 £161,650
October 2012 £173,400
September  2012            £176,050
August 2012 £151,300
July 2012 £150,800
June 2012 £130,100   
May 2012 £83,000
April 2012 £114,600


Inquiry costs April 2011 - March 2012

Inquiry costs April 2010 - March 2011