The total cost of Common Standards Monitoring to date is estimated at just under £14 million.  This includes staff costs and the start-up costs of training, guidance and standards development but has not been scaled up to cover the assessments that have yet to be made to complete 100% coverage.  This contrasts with a site management cost of nearly £200 million over the same period.  Monitoring costs, therefore, are currently running at about 7% of management costs.