Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th July 2022.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on consultancy fees in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and what the name is of each consultancy contracted.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publishes details about headcount and payroll costs for permanent staff and contractors on GOV.UK, monthly.

DWP workforce management information - GOV.UK (

The DWP consultancy spend for the financial years ending 2020 through to 2022 is shown below.

2019/20 £4,570,665

2020/21 £1,284,861

2021/22 £1,041,058

Information on the name of each consultancy contracted for each of the financial years is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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