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Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL3658, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether G4S was considered for any work other than call centres associated with Universal Credit; if so, when such consideration ceased; and whether any payments were made to G4S in respect of any such work.

Answered on

17 December 2014

G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.

The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.

The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.

I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:

2010/11 - £81,433

2011/12 - £17,947,271

2012/13 - £32,123,087

2013/14 - £46,377,724