A&A outlays and payment for expert reports: requirement of prior approval

You must have our approval to instruct an expert, including sufficient authorised expenditure to pay for a report if necessary, before instructing the expert and report.  If we grant an increase under a template but the template does not include the cost of an expert, you still need our prior approval for the report, although you may be able to apply using an additional template.

If you do not, even if we subsequently give our approval (and grant an increase), we will abate the costs.

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