Consultants

Home Department written question – answered on 26th November 2013.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many consultants were engaged by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 to date; which companies were used; and what the cost was in each year.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Department's commercial objectives require consultancy services to be commissioned in terms of defined output, not in terms of individuals assigned by the firms to deliver that output. Therefore, the Department does not employ individuals under contracts for consultancy services or keep records of how many individuals are working on each consultancy engagement. Carrying out an exercise to obtain these numbers would incur disproportionate cost.

The names of the consultancy companies that were used by the Home Department are listed as follows:

Consultancy supplier list: Consultancy companies used by the Home Office during 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14

Actica Consulting Ltd

Advantage Technical Resourcing

Ahmad El Terk

Alchemica

Alpinair

Altius Consulting Ltd

Always Thinking Associates

Amtec Consulting Group

Analysys Mason Ltd

Andriana Nadoo Consulting Services

Asb Action Ltd

Ashridge Consulting Ltd

Ask Europe plc

Aspire Recruitment Consultants Ltd

Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (A&DC)

Atkins Management Consultants

Barco Control Rooms GMBH

Berkshire Consultancy Ltd

Birnberg Peirce & Partners

Bramble CC Ltd

Brian Robson

Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

Broadcasting Support Services

Business in the Community

Butler & Young

Capgemini UK plc

Capita Resourcing Ltd

Capital Quality Ltd

Cargyll Consultants

Centre for Accessible Environments (The)

Centre for International Forensic Assistance (CIFA)

CGMS Consulting

Channel 3 Consulting Ltd

Colliers CRE Clients Account

Collyer Rose

Concerto Partners LLP

Conscious Solutions

Cordis Bright Ltd

CT International Solutions Ltd

Cubiks Ltd

Dame Sue Street DCB Ltd

Dashwood Consulting Ltd

David Birch Consulting

DBI Consulting

Deloitte MCS Ltd

Detica Ltd

Digital Public Ltd

DMA Consultancy Ltd

Drivers Jonas Deloitte

Dulani Kulasinghe

Duncan Macquarrie Associates Ltd

Ecctis Ltd

EDSL Ltd

Emerging Technology Serv Ltd

Emergn Ltd

ENDC Accounting and Consultancy Ltd

Ernst and Young LLP

Evolve Business Consultancy Ltd

Experis Ltd

Faithful & Gould

Fast Future Research Ltd

Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd

Gardiner & Theobald

GDA Ltd

Global Freight Services Ltd

GNS-Inspire Ltd

Gosling Consultancy Ltd

Grant Thornton

Harmer Consulting

Haverstock Associates

Hays IT

ICMPD

Info-Assure Ltd iO1 Ltd

Ionann Management Consultants

IRN Consultants Ltd

Isos Partnership

J L Consultancy

Jonathan Spencer Consultants Ltd

Jones Lang Lassalle

Judith Gardner Independent Consultants

Key Forensic Services Ltd

KIS Solutions Ltd

Knowledgeable Ltd

KPMG LLP

Lokahi Foundation

M & M Research Ltd

Mantech Solutions and Technologies

Mark Veljovic T/A CT International Solutions Ltd

Matrix Research and Consultancy Ltd

Metafore Partners LLP

Metaltech Consulting Services

Methods Consulting Ltd

MJMNI

Mott Macdonald

Mouchel Management Consulting Ltd

Navigation Consulting Ltd

Newsfury Ltd

Nichols Group Ltd

Novare Consulting Ltd

Olorin Consulting

PA Consulting Services Ltd

Paul Martin Associates

PCUBED

Pendragon Global Consulting Ltd (in administration)

Pentarch Consulting Ltd

Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International Ltd.

Peter Tickner Associates Ltd

PMMS Consulting Group Ltd

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

QBM

QI Consulting

Qinetiq Ltd

Quadrangle Group LLP

Quask AG Ltd

Reply Ltd

RJG Management Consulting Ltd

Robin Ryde Consulting

Roke Manor Research Ltd

RQ Consulting

Safety Net Associates Ltd

Sandhill Consultants Ltd

Sandy Brown Associates LLP

SAS Drivers Jonas (France)

Saville Consulting UK Ltd

Schellekens Consultancy (The)

Scott Blinder

Scott Wilson Ltd

Serco Ltd

Servoca Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Seven Questions Consulting Ltd

Shared Intelligence

SHD Consulting Ltd

Smart Consulting

Smartsourcing plc

Spring Technology

SQW Consulting

Stanton Marris

STI Consultancy Ltd

Stonecourt Consulting Ltd

Synergy Group

Systems Consultants Services Ltd

Tam Support Services Ltd

Tangram Architects & Designers

The Oxford Group

Thompson Aviation

TMP (UK) Worldwide

Tonic Consultants Ltd

Tony Hurrell Consulting

Tracker Network UK

Trenton Consultants Ltd

Tribal Helm

UCL Consultants Ltd

Vega Consulting Services Ltd

Verdant Consulting Ltd

Walker-Cox Ltd

Warwick Business Consultancy Ltd

Winckworth Sherwood

WOR Consultancy Ltd

WT Partnership

X-Net

Ziona Strelitz Associates

Zircon Management Consulting Ltd.

The cost for consultancy for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 to date is as follows:

Consultancy spend
£000
  Full year  
  Annual accounts Annual accounts Annual accounts Year to date (AP7)
  Year 2010-11 Year 2011-12 Year 2012-13 Year 2013-14
Consultancy 64,194 33,301 14,762 6,632

The cost of consultancy continues to fall year-on-year since 2010-11.

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