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.
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.