The UK government spent about £20m on consultants to help negotiate aspects of the deal to build Hinkley C nuclear power station, the BBC has learnt.

The £18bn plant, being built by French energy company EDF in Somerset, will meet 7% of Britain’s electricity needs

The consultant spend, which includes more than £12m on law firm Slaughter and May, was revealed in a BBC Freedom of Information (FoI) request.

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