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2020-081 – Cost of ABB investigation


Date Answered: 21 Mai 2020

Details of the investigation costs on its ABB investigation, including legal fees and time spent on the investigation, including ‘man hours.’

The below table provides details of the total SFO costs of investigating the ABB case (all figures are £).

Permanent Staff


Non-Permanent Staff


Other Investigation Costs


Travel and Subsistence




* No counsel costs were incurred on this investigation.

The number of hours used on this investigation was 1,411.

Details of how many interviews were conducted as part of the process and how many section two notices were issued.

There were fifteen interviews conducted as part of the investigation and seventeen section 2 notices were issued.