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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

DWP now spending £8m every month on outside IT contractors for Universal Credit roll-out

Sentinel News — which has among its contributors KUWG Honorary Member Kate Belgrave — has more than our Kate, wonderful though she is.

So Dude Swheatie spotted this item this evening:(1)
DWP spending on IT contractors rockets amid Universal Credit delays
By Chaminda JayanettiSpending on external IT contractors by the Department for Work and Pensions has rocketed to £8m every month in a desperate attempt to get the heavily delayed Universal Credit scheme back on track.
Monthly workforce figures published by the DWP show that departmental spending on “specialist contractors” has more than doubled in just eight months, reaching £8,272,817 in April this year.(2)
Specialist contractors are people temporarily hired from outside to work on a short-term basis as non-payroll contractors rather than employees.
Continue reading at https://sentinelnews.co.uk/2016/06/20/dwp-spending-on-it-contractors-rockets-amid-universal-credit-delays/

Link addresses

  1. https://sentinelnews.co.uk/2016/06/20/dwp-spending-on-it-contractors-rockets-amid-universal-credit-delays/
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-workforce-management-information-2016

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