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Government legal reserve falls into departmental budgets

Tue, 23 Feb 2016


Spending £9.5 million in five years has inspired government to offset its legal cost reserve into departmental budgets.

That's according to the Treasury Minister - who says the measure is one of many to help stabilise government finances.

The fees have been incurred by departments, offices, statutory boards and the Attorney General's Chambers.

Executive government alone ran up a £1.3 million bill in 2013/14 - Eddie Teare explains how it's become a necessity: 

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