Inquiry costs

In line with the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s commitment to transparency, information on the cost of the Inquiry will be published on the Inquiry website on a quarterly basis.

Period Costs for period Total to date 
Start of Inquiry to 31 March 2022 £422,000 £422,000
1 April to 30 June 2022 £521,000 £943,000
1 July to 30 September 2022 £1,092,000 £2,035,000
1 October to 31 December 2022 £1,291,000 £3,326,000
1 January to 31 March 2023 £2,729,000 £6,055,000

The Inquiry is sponsored and funded by the Scottish Government but carries out its investigating and reporting functions, like any other public inquiry, in an entirely independent way.

As the Inquiry is independent of Scottish Government, it has to be set up from scratch. Costs involved with setting up and running an inquiry include staffing and infrastructure such as IT systems, equipment, premises, and the legal team required for the process. 

For more information on costs please see our Statement of Intent on funding.