Atos Origin

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th February 2011.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department is of meeting its contractual obligations to Atos Origin in each year of that contract.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The total cost of the DWP Medical Services contract with Atos Healthcare, a division of Atos Origin, is in the region of £100 million per annum. This estimate covers the total number of examinations undertaken across all benefits and also includes relating to written and verbal medical advice, fixed overheads, administrative costs, investment in new technology and other service improvements.

Since the commencement of the current contract, the spend with Atos Healthcare is shown in the following table.

£ million
1 September 2005 to March 2006 73.3
2006-07 60.2
2007-08 70.2
2008-09 111.8
2009-10 99.1

The cost incurred in 2010-11 to 30 November 2010 was £69.6 million.

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