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Children's Social Care Independent Review: Public Appointments

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL13849, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many days per week the Chair of the independent review of children’s social care has been contracted to work; and what is his remuneration.

Answered on

16 March 2021

In line with the department’s usual contracting process to secure value for money, the fees paid to the Chair of the independent review of children’s social care, Josh MacAlister, were benchmarked against the fees the department has paid to previous independent reviewers, children’s services commissioners, and external contractors with a similar level of skills and experience. The Chair’s fees and number of days per week are matters subject to standard commercial confidentiality considerations, in line with usual contracting practice.

The Chair’s contract has been published as part of the department’s regular transparency returns on the government’s online contracts register, available here: