Cabinet Office: Contracts

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if he will list all of the services delivered by third party contractors to his (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies; and how many people working for those third party contractors are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office contracts its third party cleaning to Interserve FM ltd

Under a Total Facilities Management Contract (TFM) the service provider Interserve FM ltd are required to deliver Hard (mechanical & electrical, building fabric) and Soft (cleaning, catering, security, postroom, pest control) services to the Cabinet Office.

Interserve FM ltd are contractually required to pay their employees a Living Wage. The Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation suggests a higher minimum wage - 89 people employed by Interserve FM ltd on this contract are paid less than this.

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