The £33m payout from the Department for Transport to Eurotunnel over the handling of the no-deal Brexit ferry contracts where the firm sued for not being invited to bid, has added another £1m to the total in legal costs. This latest development has been called a fiasco that has cost the government millions. CSW obtained the figures via a FOI request but a breakdown was not given of the costs. A DfT spokesperson said: “The cross-government decision to reach agreement with Eurotunnel protected vital freight capacity, ensuring critical supplies including medicines for our NHS could enter the country in the event of disruption at Dover … Specialist legal advice was regularly used to inform decisions.” Read more here.

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