Edinburgh taxpayers are now being asked to meet some legal costs of officials who were responsible for what went wrong with the capital’s tram project.
Edinburgh city council is to spend up to £2m participating in the public inquiry into the capital’s tram fiasco.
Some will be spent on legal costs of ex councillors and staff who were in charge when it was hit by delays.
The council has refused a request from inquiry chairman Lord Hardie to revive its arm’s length transport firm Tie.
It said that would have increased its costs to £4m.