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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cleaning Services

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 28605, tabled on 25 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the rate of pay is for cleaners in his Department.

Answered on

4 March 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) contracts out cleaning services relating to the FCO's UK estate to Interserve as part of its facilities management contract. Interserve are responsible for setting rates of pay for their staff. They have informed the FCO that they currently pay £7.04 per hour to staff for cleaning the FCO’s buildings.

The National Living Wage will come into effect on 1 April and all employers, including Interserve, will be required to pay all staff, aged 25 years and above a minimum of £7.20 per hour.