Wales Office: Agency Workers

Wales Office written question – answered on 6th September 2022.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) agency workers and (b) agency retainer fees in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

Photo of David Davies David Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales spent the following on agency workers in the year 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Agency staff spend








2022 to June '22


We have interpreted your reference to agency retainer fees as the fees charged at the commencement of the provision of a search recruitment service, this is only applicable when recruiting for a permanent or fixed-term post.

Agency retainer fees are not applicable to the contingent labour market.

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