Who remembers the three Rs?
They are (or were) a political idea, or phrase. So, you went to school and, at a minimum, school would teach you “Reading, Riting and Rithmetic”. (School often fails at this),
It did not fail this writer.
So, here is some of my arithmetic;
Days in one year = 365. Hours in one day = 24. Total hours in one year, 365 x 24 = 8,760.
Divide €50,000,000 by 8,760 = €5,707.76
So, assuming non-stop, full, productive writing over the year, the consultants were charging, and being paid, an hourly rate of €5,707.76.
Is this what politicians and judges mean when they talk of “compensation culture”?