The BBC is spending £10m on the inquiries into the Jimmy Savile sex scandal a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Mail Online report: 

The BBC is setting aside a staggering £10 million to cover the cost of the three inquiries set up following the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Lawyers’ fees will account for most of the final bill but details released under the Freedom of Information Act show that a public relations firm, a corporate investigations company and a transcribing service, which charges almost £1,000 a day, are also involved.

The Pollard Review, chaired by ex-Sky News chief Nick Pollard, examined why Newsnight’s Savile investigation in 2011 was axed.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.