Consultants on the Holyrood Scottish parliament building this week agreed to cap fees after talking to the parliament's presiding officer George Reid
Representatives from main contractor Bovis Lend Lease, architects RMJM and QS Davis Langdon & Everest attended the meeting. Reid called on consultants to consider reducing fees to save taxpayers' money.

The most recent £37m increase in the cost of the project has taken the price to £375m, which has angered MSPs across the political divide. Reid said the price had risen because windows were not fitting perfectly and required work to make them watertight. Delays in completing the MSPs' block added £1m to the cost and £5m had been set aside to cover future and unforeseen problems.

A further £8.25m was set aside for project construction manager Bovis Lend Lease and the VAT bill came to £4.6m.