Legal costs

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Background: On 18th February of this year, Justin Tomlinson stated "As at 13 February 2020, the Department has spent £215,846.89 on legal costs defending and appealing the cases in relation to people formerly in receipt of Severe Disability premium that have transferred to Universal Credit. These figures include Government Legal Department litigation fees, counsel’s fees and other disbursements, as well as VAT where payable."

Request one of two:
If there is one, please kindly supply the present capped limit of public funds in Great British Pounds the department will spend on any one legal case, using the example supplied above as one legal case, along with how the figure is calculated, if possible.

Request two of two:
If there is one, please kindly supply the total figure in Great British Pounds which the department has set asside to pay all legal costs for its current financial year and previous two financial years. Please supply three figures and list the financial years they refer to, along with how these figures were calculated, if possible.

For public reference: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publi...

For public reference: https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/202...

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption.

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