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alphadog
18th June 2015, 13:13
My quote for a bit of household maintenance came in at £7.1bn. Does this seem reasonable?

Maybe I should get a second quote.

£7.1bn bill to stop the Palace of Westminster falling down - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11683835/5.7bn-bill-to-stop-the-Palace-of-Westminster-falling-down.html)

NickFitz
18th June 2015, 13:19
Given that the report in question actually estimates the cost at £5.7billion - and that for the most expensive of several options - I'd be wary of following the Telegraph's recommendations, as they seem to be adding a hefty finder's fee on top :eyes

NickFitz
18th June 2015, 13:25
In fact, you can see all the options and projected costs in http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2015/IOA-Volume-1-Section-6-Scenario-booklets.pdf (PDF) and, if you search, you'll find that the string "7.1" only ever appears in section numbering. So there's no explanation at all for where the Telegraph's headline figure comes from, given that they never account for its provenance in their story :rolleyes:

MicrosoftBob
18th June 2015, 13:46
Given that the report in question actually estimates the cost at £5.7billion - and that for the most expensive of several options - I'd be wary of following the Telegraph's recommendations, as they seem to be adding a hefty finder's fee on top :eyes

They probably asked Foxtons for a quote for property maintenance