Publication of the total expenditure of the Inquiry is part of its commitment to the principles of openness and transparency.
The table below shows a breakdown of the Inquiry costs incurred between 1 February 2017 and 31 August 2020. The total cost of £7.362m relates to the direct costs of the Inquiry only. It does not include any other departmental costs incurred by the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
|Area of Expenditure||Costs £ (rounded)|
|Sir Patrick Coghlin - £648,626 (per diem rate £1,005)
Dame Una O'Brien - £327,823 (per diem rate £850)
Dr Keith MacLean - £397,531 (per diem rate £1,000)
|David Scoffield QC - £656,315 (£220 per hour)
Donal Lunny BL - £626,830 (£150 per hour)
Joseph Aiken BL - £780,600 (£150 per hour)
|Inquiry Solicitor, Legal Support Team and Secretariat Staff||2,322,000|
|Other Staff Costs (includes travel expenses)||128,000|
|Accommodation – Inquiry Offices||819,000|
|Accommodation – Oral Hearings||65,000|
|ICT Costs - Oral Hearings||277,000|
|Other Costs (Press Officer, stationery, printing etc.)||87,000|
|Awards for Legal Representation Costs||8,000|