Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

At the end of November 2018 there were 3,955 people working in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (full time equivalent), figures are not reported at the mid-month point.

At the end of June 2016 this figure was 3,702, however the Machinery of Government change process was not fully concluded until March 2017.

Figures include staff on payroll and contingent workers but excludes staff not on payroll, fast streamers or any staff not paid for by BEIS.

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