Government admits it does not know full cost of its Article 50 Supreme Court battle due to ‘electricity and printing charges’
February 7, 2017

The Government has refused to confirm how much public money has been spent on its failed Supreme Court legal battle over Article 50, as it reportedly does not know the “electricity costs of rooms used for preparing for the case” or “the cost of the printing of materials“.

The official Brexit department admitted it did not know how much of the taxpayers’ money had been spent on legal fees nor how much of civil servants’ time had been spent on the case.

The Government has promised to publish the legal costs “in due course” and told The Independent newspaper that this would happen “reasonably soon” now that the legal case had been concluded.

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