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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Pay (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and I met with the General Secretaries of the FDA, Prospect and PCS trade unions on 27 June to discuss the Civil Service pay guidance, which was published on 25 June. In my capacity as the Minister with responsibility for Civil Service HR, including trade unions, I previously met with the General Secretaries of the FDA and Prospect on the 22 February...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Location (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As the Government Estates Strategy 2018 sets out, the Government is committed to relocating public bodies and Civil Service roles out of London across the United Kingdom. To achieve this it has established the Places for Growth programme within the Cabinet Office to identify opportunities for locating roles in cities across the United Kingdom, including the devolved administrations. Location...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Location (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Currently 14 Government Hubs have been announced. These will be located across the UK at the following locations: Canary Wharf, Croydon, Glasgow, Stratford, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester. Work is ongoing to establish requirements and feasibility for additional hubs with the results to be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Due to commercial sensitivities around future retention or disposal of property, information of this kind is not made publically available.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Location (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The government set out ambitious plans in the Government Estates Strategy, which we published last week. We will engage and consult with public service unions on implementation of these commitments in the usual way.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Information is not centrally held by the Cabinet Office on Alumni Networks across Government that are managed by Departments.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Pay (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: There is not currently a standardised cross-government pay scale for Policy Officers as pay for this role, like all others in delegated grades (AA-G6), is delegated to departments.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Procurement (18 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As nominated workers, their roles were not publicly advertised and were pre identified due to their specialist knowledge. These contracts are for skills not readily available within the civil service like specialist technical and major infrastructure skills, which are time limited by nature.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Bodies: Disability (18 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The main obligations on public sector bodies in the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (“the Regulations”) are to comply with the accessibility requirement, provided it does not impose a disproportionate burden on that body. This is aligned with the reasonable adjustment duties in the Equality Act 2010, which require a public...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Living Wage (18 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The UK Living Wage and London Living Wage figures, produced by the Living Wage Foundation, form the basis of their accreditation scheme. These are not statutory figures, and are not therefore legally binding on employers. It is not the policy of the UK government that departments and agencies are required to apply these Living Wage Foundation rates, or to seek accreditation. Instead a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (17 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This Government is committed to supporting small businesses and continue to target 33% of Government procurement spend going to SMEs by 2022. In April I announced a number of measures to help achieve this, such as: To require greater transparency by prime contractors to increase SMEs visibility in the supply chain;To improve the visibility of supply chain opportunities to SMEs; andTo...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service (16 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: There has been no ministerial attendance at Civil Service Alumni events since 2016. This Group is co-chaired by a Senior Civil Servant and a member of our Alumni network, with meetings taking place quarterly.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (16 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As of 1 April 2015 all central government departments, including their executive agencies and non departmental public bodies, have been required to report on their prompt payment performance. They must publish the percentage of their invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days on a quarterly basis on their GOV.UK pages. The performance of central government departments in paying...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Information Officers (16 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: There is not currently a standardised cross-government pay scale for Press Officers as pay for this role, like all others in delegated grades (AA-G6), is delegated to departments.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (16 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This Government is committed to supporting small businesses and we aspire for 33% of Government spending to go to SMEs. In April I announced a number of measures to help achieve this, and we have already streamlined our procurement processes to assist small businesses, and we continue to focus on breaking down the barriers that might deter SMEs from bidding for Government contracts.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Redundancy (12 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government has reviewed all exits under the 2016 Civil Service Compensation Scheme and where appropriate has made additional payments so that the same total amount has been paid as would have been under the 2010 Civil Service Compensation Scheme terms.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (12 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government is committed to tackling modern slavery in both private and public sector supply chains. Since 1 October 2015, commercial organisations which have an annual turnover of £36 million or more have been required, under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. The statement must set out the steps...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Parental Leave (12 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: My department does not hold this data centrally.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Former Ministers: Redundancy Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Severance pay for Ministers is set out in the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991. It can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/5/section/4

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Former Members (11 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: It is for individual departments to maintain records of their employees. This information is not held centrally.


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