The main increases in public expenditure resulting from the Bill are:
The increased cost of a full-time Ombudsman and additional staff to support the role. The Ministry of Defence estimates these costs as around £530k a year.
Additional fees for independent persons appointed to decide service complaints or appeals. The Ministry of Defence estimates these costs as around £10-30k a year.
The additional expenditure will be met from within the MOD's existing resource allocation. Details of the costs are set out in the impact assessment published alongside the Bill.
The above figures are estimates only and may change.