Costs relating to the Inquiry

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
July 13, 2015

As the Chair set out in her Opening Statement on 9 July, the Home Secretary has approved a budget of £17.9m for the Inquiry for 2015/16.

We have today published details relating to the costs of the Inquiry. In doing so, we have written to the Home Affairs Select Committee and provided them with details of costs, terms and conditions relating to the Chair's appointment and the Chair's declaration of interests. The budget of £17.9m will cover the following elements of the Inquiry’s operating costs:


The Chair's salary and other costs relating to those working for the Inquiry. Details of the Chair’s salary can be found in the supporting documents below. Panel members receive £565/day. Staffing-related costs account for 41% of the budget.

Chair's Terms of Appointment
Chair's Salary Package
Chair's Declaration of Interests


Costs relating to the set-up and running of the Inquiry’s offices across England and Wales account for 21% of the budget.

Information Management and IT services

These account for 17% of the budget.

Operational costs, including safeguarding support

These account for 15% of the budget.

Other set-up costs

These account for 6% of the budget.



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