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Contact Tracing: Consultants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 103454, tabled on 14 October 2020

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

4 January 2021

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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