Aircraft carrier costs rise

The National Audit Office has found the cost of two new aircraft carriers which will be based in Portsmouth has risen again.

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Aircraft carrier costs rise by £217m

The National Audit Office has found the cost of the two new aircraft carriers which will be based in Portsmouth has risen again.

It's now gone up by another £217m from last year and will now cost more than £3.5bn.

The first of the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers will come into service from 2017.

Tim Banfield, National Audit Office

Carrier costs rise by £217m

The cost of two new aircraft carriers is set to rise to £3.5bn Credit: Google images

The National Audit Office has found the cost of the two new aircraft carriers which will be based in Portsmouth has risen again.

It's now gone up by another £217m from last year and will now cost more than £3.5bn.

The first of the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers will come into service from 2017.

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