Contact Tracing: Consultants

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th January 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the highest daily or hourly rate paid for any individual consultant at each firm providing services to the Government's Test and Trace programme; what the period of engagement is for that consultant at each such firm; how much the Government has paid to engage that consultant at each such firm; and what the duties are of that consultant at each such firm.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As of the beginning of November 2020 there are over 2,300 consultants and contractors working for 73 different suppliers for the Test and Trace programme. The total expenditure on these consultants to date has been approximately £375 million.

The pay rates of individual consultants engaged from each supplier is commercially sensitive information.

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