Employment Agencies

Attorney-General written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Attorney-General which five companies were used most often to provide temporary workers for the Law Officers' Departments in the last financial year; and how much in agency fees was paid to each of them.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

The following table lists the top five companies used by the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol), to provide temporary workers in 2013-14, by expenditure. TSol financial systems do not distinguish between the costs of temporary workers and the associated agency fee. TSol data also cover any expenditure incurred by HM Crown Prosecution Service inspectorate and the Attorney-General’s Office.

Firm Amount spent1 (£)
Capita Resourcing Ltd (Staff) 5,404,407
Kelly Services (UK) Ltd 1,711,926
Experis (Elan Computing Ltd) 634,916
Hudson 347,834
Methods Consulting Ltd 168,256
1 Net of VAT.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has spent the following amounts with four companies during 2013-14 in relation to the provision of temporary workers. The expenditure includes the cost of temporary staff. It is not possible to separately identify the agency element of the payments.

Firm Amount spent 1 (£)
Brook Street (UK) Ltd 99,423
Reed Employment Plc 52,718
Badenoch and Clark 31,739
Hays Accountancy Personnel 19,832
1 Including VAT.

This information has been produced from the CPS accounting system.

The following table lists the top five companies used by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to provide temporary workers in 2013-14, by expenditure. SFO financial systems do not distinguish between the costs of temporary workers and any associated agency fee.

Firm Amount spent1 (£)
Adecco 942,075
Alvarez and Marsal 609,499
Crowe Clarke Whitehill 590,264
Mazars LLP 567,627
FTI Consultancy 207,354
1 Including VAT.

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