Department for Education: Consultants:Written question - 44348

Q
(Barking)
Asked on: 02 September 2016
Department for Education
Department for Education: Consultants
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last three financial years; and what (i) work was undertaken and (ii) the cost to the public purse was on each such occasion.
A
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 12 September 2016

The table below shows a summary of the number of times the department has used (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) Other consulting firms in the last three financial years. The table also summarises the work activity and the total payments made to the organisations in each of the financial years.

For PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG the data reflects all activities which includes consultancy and professional services & advice.

PwC

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of time used

4

6

2

Work undertaken

Pension System

Adult Services Framework
Pensions

Adult Services Framework
Pensions valuations

Payments made

£190,261

£453,081

£661,231

Deloitte

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of time used

7

8

11

Work undertaken

Adoption
Children's Trust
Accounts & Consolidation

Adoption
Children's Trust
Accounts & Consolidation

Social care
Childcare review
Innovation programme
Accounts & Consolidation

Payments made

£2,132,270

£7,050,090

£ 8,760,674

Ernst & Young

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of time used

1

1

1

Work undertaken

Financial Advisory Services

Financial Advisory Services

Financial Advisory Services

Payments made

£471,416

£608,759

£343,279

KPMG

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of time used

1

2

3

Work undertaken

Consultancy

Teachers AVC report
Consultancy

Accreditation System
Consultancy

Payments made

£91,321

£30,880

£3,298,996

Other Consultants

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of time used

197

215

168

Work undertaken

Too many to list

Too many to list

Too many to list

Payments made

£2,456,852

£4,274,958

£2,755,213

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