To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what are the total costs incurred to date by her Department in preparation towards the Safe to Be Me: A Global Equality Conference.
26 April 2022
We announced our decision to cancel Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference on 6 April 2022. Expenditure to that point, and due to the cancellation, is estimated to be between £0.41 million and £0.61 million.
We are engaging our suppliers to determine whether any costs can be recovered for work that had not yet been undertaken. We are also exploring whether any commitments made could be deferred to support future government events. As a result, these figures are provisional but represent the upper range of the costs the government will incur. The final position will be reflected in departmental accounts in the usual way.