- Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:37 pm #344395
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Royal Navy aircraft carrier costs 'to double'
But God forbid we should spend any more on hospitals, legal aid or education.The cost of two new aircraft carriers being built for the Royal Navy is expected to be almost twice the original estimate, the government is expected to confirm this week.
In the latest budget, the Ministry of Defence is set to estimate the cost of the two ships at £6.2bn.
The department says it is renegotiating the contract to avoid further significant rises.
Six years ago, when the contract was approved, costs were put at £3.65bn