Investigatory Powers Bill

Explanatory Notes

Financial implications of the Bill

594 The provisions enabled by the Bill is estimated to lead to an increase in public expenditure of £247 million over 10 years from 2015/16. These costs are based on:

a. costs to Government Departments associated with the establishment of the Investigatory Powers Commission and authorisation of warrantry;

b. costs associated with the ongoing running costs, compliance and reimbursement to business of costs associated with new communications data provisions;

c. costs associated with increased compliance, reporting and safeguards to the agencies, law enforcement and other public authorities;

d. costs to the justice system for offences and changes to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.


Prepared 18th May 2016