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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 Match 2019 to Question 235316 on Working Links, if he will meet with supply chain partners in Easington constituency effected by the collapse of Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 237676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>Supply chain partners effected are encouraged to engage with commercial officials to help identify lessons learnt to feed into our future employment contracting strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:24:40.047Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1108715
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March to Question 235318 on Working Links, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the process of awarding the (a) Work Programme Leavers and (b) Links to Work contracts Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 239224 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department has taken part (a) of the question to be in relation to The Work Programme provision let in 2011, there is no Work Programme Leavers programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken part (b) of the question to be in relation to the ESF Links to Work Provision let in 2016.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department complies with Public Procurement rules and Procurement Regulations in all sourcing activity. Internal governance, departmental assessment against Government Commercial Office Standards and Internal Audit reports monitor compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T12:57:32.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T12:57:32.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1108716
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2019 to Question 235320 on Working Links, over what period her Department’s Employment Category team carried out the due diligence process on Fedcap Employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 239225 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The DWP Employment Category team undertook initial due diligence on the Fedcap Group in August 2018 when Fedcap first entered the UK market. Since then they have kept that due diligence up to date and impacted the changes arising from the Working Links takeover in February 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:04:01.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:04:01.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1108717
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2019 to Question 235321 on Working Links, if she will introduce financial safeguards to protect the viability of the Community and Voluntary Sector in the event of a Department contractor collapsing with money owing to sub-contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 239226 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Administrator has statutory duties and obligations in relation to the management of a company and its property/assets during the period of any administration – these are covered by the Insolvency Act 1986. Any appropriate safeguards or commercial changes which DWP introduces will be subject to the normal application of insolvency law and procedure. DWP will seek to learn lessons as a result of the Working Links administration, and will implement appropriate commercial changes where appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:07:48.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:07:48.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1108718
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at the time of Working Links (Employment) Ltd's collapse what contacts they held with her Department; what the total value was of each of those contracts; and how much her Department had paid to Working Links (Employment) Ltd in relation to each of those contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 239227 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Working links held 3 Work Programme contracts, 5 Work Choice contracts, 6 European Social Fund contracts and were on the low value Dynamic Purchasing System.</p><p> </p><p>Work Programme and Work Choice were in exit mode, following cessation of referrals in March 2017 and November 2018 respectively, at the point of administration.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of the contract and contract values are accessible on the following site. <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search</a></p><p> </p><p>In accordance with the Government transparency commitment I can confirm that the DWP publishes a list of all financial transactions over £500 and £25,000</p><p> </p><p>For spend over £25,000 follow the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/ccdc397a-3984-453b-a9d7-e285074bba4d/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-work-and-pensions" target="_blank">https://data.gov.uk/dataset/ccdc397a-3984-453b-a9d7-e285074bba4d/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-work-and-pensions</a></p><p> </p><p>Explanatory notes on your findings on spend over £25000 can be found by following the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes</a></p><p> </p><p>For spend over £500 follow the below link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/what-dwp-spends" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/what-dwp-spends</a></p><p> </p><p>Explanatory notes on your findings on spend over £500 can be found by following the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-government-procurement-card-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-government-procurement-card-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes</a></p><p> </p><p>Departmental contracts held by Working Links were on a payment by results basis and, therefore, actual spend will not align to the contract value as the latter is based on 100% performance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:23:40.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:23:40.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1109782
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 on Working Links, if he will commission a public inquiry into the financial risk to sub-contractors undertaking work for her Department following the (a) collapse of Working Links and (b) difficulties Community and Voluntary Organisations are experiencing obtaining contractual payments more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 241020 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The DWP will not be undertaking a public enquiry into the failure of Working Links or the issues that this has caused to their supply chain partners. Ultimately, the failure of Working Links was caused by its subsidiary companies and their Community Rehabilitation Contracts. The DWP’s commercial Employment Category will seek to learn lessons and consider them when developing future commercial strategies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:46:42.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:46:42.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1126837
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the Working Links: Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019; and if she will introduce similar financial protections to her Department’s Working Links subcontractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 254799 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>DWP Commercial have had discussions recently with MOJ colleagues to clarify the MOJ Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019.</p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced yesterday.</p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128385
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to minimise the effect on the Working Links supply chain partners owed monies by that company at the point of administration for social enterprises and the third sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 257591 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering DWP services were issued a letter from the Department providing them with details of the Administrator advising direct contact should there be monies owed to them by Working Links. The Department has met all of its obligations in regard to the contracts, including payments, leading up to and as a consequence of the administration.</p><p> </p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p><p /><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:41:35.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:41:35.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128386
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective to create a more competitive, agile, diverse and innovative supply base in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 257592 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP commercial policy is to advertise opportunities early and to engage with all appropriate sectors of the market, through pre-procurement market engagement events, to encourage wide participation and create the best competitive environment.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:58:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:58:17.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128387
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective on strengthening commercial management of key suppliers, managing performance, relationships and risks in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 257593 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP is currently implementing two change programmes – the Contract Management Capability Programme and Strategic Supplier Relationship Management - to support further improvements in commercial and contract management capability across the department.</p><p>DWP continues to use the Merlin service to provide assurance of suppliers and supply chains in the Employment and Health Categories.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this