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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.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Bodies: Disability (10 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: A public consultation on the draft Public Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and the Government’s plans for implementation ran for four weeks from 30 April to 29 May 2018. A number of disabled people's organisations responded to the consultation and the Government will be publishing its response shortly. Since November 2017, one-to-one meetings...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Communication Service: United Arab Emirates (9 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The scope of memorandum of understanding on government communication includes sharing and publishing best practice and case studies, assessing the impact of technology, evaluating government communication and hosting a joint conference.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service (9 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Civil Service Alumni has hosted eleven events for members since its launch in March 2016.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service (9 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Civil Service Alumni Steering Group was established in April 2017. The role of the Civil Service Alumni Steering Group (the “Alumni Steering Group”) is to provide advice and guidance on the effective running of the Civil Service Alumni network. Membership of the Alumni Steering Group comprises of existing civil servants and members of the Alumni Network.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Contracts (9 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Contracting Authorities assess the performance of strategic suppliers as a regular part of contract management. In accordance with the published Cabinet Office Strategic Supplier Risk Management (SSRM) policy, the Commercial Relationships Board (CRB) meets regularly to monitor overall performance and assess risk ratings for strategic suppliers.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service Agencies: Living Wage (6 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The UK Living Wage and London Living Wage figures produced by the Living Wage Foundation, are not statutory figures, and are not therefore legally binding on employers. The UK government applies a statutory National Living Wage for all employees over the age of 25, and National Minimum Wage rates for those under 25, through a policy produced by BEIS and audited and enforced by HMRC....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Contracts: Billing (6 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This information is not currently held centrally. Last year, the government introduced a payment reporting system, which requires the UK’s largest businesses to report on their payment practices, policies and performance. Large businesses must report every 6 months on their payment behaviour starting with their first full financial year that starts on or after 6 April 2017. All...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Secondment (5 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Departments are responsible for their own secondment activity, both inward and outward, in order to meet their business and staff development needs. Responsibility for on-going secondments transferred back to departments in May 2017. We therefore no longer track secondments centrally and are unable to provide any information about UK civil servants who may currently be on secondment to any...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Contracts (5 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: We are clear that to build a fairer society, we must use the government’s purchasing power to lead the way. We have already published a Supplier Code of Conduct to make clear the standards and behaviours that are expected of our suppliers when they work with government and we will now develop proposals for the government’s biggest suppliers to publish data and provide action...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Infrastructure and Projects Authority: Managers (5 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Infrastructure and Projects Authority supports departments by running centralised recruitment campaigns for project delivery professionals. We are unable to provide details of how many of these individuals have been matched to roles linked to EU Exit, or to specify details of individual contracts.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Crown Commercial Service: Contracts (5 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The aims of the Crown Marketplace remain the same. As the test phase is now over, Crown Commercial Service has carefully considered how the programme should be taken forward. Whilst they have decided not to proceed with a procurement of a replacement e-purchasing platform at this stage, they expect to invest more in the Crown Marketplace in this financial year than ever before and are...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prison Officers: Retirement (4 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: HM Treasury published an Impact Assessment in September 2012 on the Public Service Pensions Bill, which later became the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. This Act links the Normal Pension Age for public sector workers (including prison officers) to the State Pension Age. This is important to ensure the Normal Pension Age for public service schemes remains in line with developments in...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion: Insolvency (4 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Carillion’s insolvency was a deeply regrettable and unfortunate event, and officials across government have worked hard to minimise its impact on Carillion’s customers, employees, and supply chain. Following the insolvency, government co-ordinated lending facilities for SMEs in the Carillion supply chain totalling c. £1bn. I am confident that the NAO report is a fair and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Redundancy (3 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government has given careful consideration to ensure it meets its obligations to provide fair and appropriate remedy for individuals that left on a payment under the 2016 Civil Service Compensation Scheme terms.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prison Officers: Retirement (2 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: HM Treasury published an Impact Assessment in September 2012 on the Public Service Pensions Bill, which later became the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. This Act links the Normal Pension Age for public sector workers (including prison officers) to the State Pension Age. This is important to ensure the Normal Pension Age for public service schemes remains in line with developments in...


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