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Oliver Dowden: Exit compensation terms for Civil Servants are set according to the rules of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme in place at the time of exit.
Oliver Dowden: Our arrangements contain commercially sensitive information it would not be appropriate to publish them.
Oliver Dowden: Capita’s global public sector revenue is published as part of the company's financial reports. This information is publicly available.
Oliver Dowden: Crown Representatives frequently meet with their suppliers. This is part of normal supplier management.
Oliver Dowden: Meryl Bushell is the current Crown Representative for Capita. Information about Crown Representatives can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-supplie rs
Oliver Dowden: The Prompt Payment Code is monitored by the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board, under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.
Oliver Dowden: Yes, my hon. Friend is absolutely correct. That is why I, and we as a Government, welcome the fact that the FRC is looking into the four major accountancy firms and seeing what lessons we need to learn. Of course we will respond to that and act appropriately.
Oliver Dowden: The Official Receiver is conducting an orderly liquidation of the company. Our priority is the continuity of public services. We have plans in place to ensure the continued delivery of all public sector services, and all staff engaged on these public sector service contracts will continue to be paid.
Oliver Dowden: As at 31 January 2018, 386 Cabinet Office employees received childcare vouchers through the departments childcare voucher scheme.
Oliver Dowden: Holding answer received on 20 February 2018 The Minister for the Cabinet Office has not met with the Social Mobility Commission since his appointment.
Oliver Dowden: The Government are committed to ethical procurement. The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires commissioners to consider the social benefits of their approaches to procurement, and the industrial strategy requires Departments to consider wider social and economic factors in the design of major Government contracts.
Oliver Dowden: The Government are committed to moving activities away from London and the south-east. There is a presumption that all new non-departmental public bodies should be outside London, so we have created Government hubs across the UK, including in Edinburgh and Glasgow. My hon. Friend makes a marvellous case for having more such opportunities in Scotland.
Oliver Dowden: Public Sector workers are amongst the most talented and hardworking people in our society and we believe they should be fairly rewarded. As the Chancellor’s budget statement reconfirmed, we are moving away from a 1% public sector average pay award to a more flexible approach. Proposals will be issued later this year.
Oliver Dowden: The 2015 Public Contract Regulations implemented the latest EU Public Procurement Directive, and require public bodies to exclude suppliers from a procurement where the supplier has been found guilty of breaching its obligations in relation to payment of taxes and this has been established by a judicial or administrative decision having final effect within the relevant jurisdiction.
Oliver Dowden: Cabinet Office does not centrally collect the specific data requested. Information regarding contracts above the value of £10,000 is published on Contracts Finder on GOV.UK, available at https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder. The Interception of Communications Commissioner and the Information Commissioner’s Office also have responsibilities in this area.
Oliver Dowden: Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Contracting Authorities are only allowed to require suppliers to have a turn over that is twice the value of the contract they are applying for. If a supplier is asked for a disproportionate turnover requirements they can report this to our Mystery Shopper Service, who will investigate on their behalf.
Oliver Dowden: Individual departments are responsible for putting in place arrangements for telephony services and helplines. There is not specific central guidance in place for hold facilities on Government phone services.
Oliver Dowden: Officials meet strategic suppliers on a regular basis to discuss a range of issues relating to government contracts. These discussions are commercially confidential and so we do not publish details.
Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have been looking at how to bring together and further strengthen their work on the use and management of data across government. An announcement will follow in due course.
Oliver Dowden: Information on the Crown Commercial Service’s Spend Analysis and Recovery Services framework (RM3820), including the successful bidders, can be found on GOV.UK: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm3820