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Social Security Scotland IT information: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

1. The total spend so far on IT Systems at Social Security Scotland not including staff costs.

2. The names of any providers or contractors who provide IT to Social Security Scotland and the dates on which they began doing so.

3. The total number of staff employed in IT roles.

3a. The cost of employing these staff.

Response

In response to your request for information, numbered as above:

1. The total spend so far on IT Systems at Social Security Scotland not including staff costs is £4,953,000. This reflects the position as at 31 October 2021.

2. The providers of IT to Social Security Scotland and the dates on which they began doing so are:

Provider Start Date
Scottish Government 01 September 2018
Softcat (UK) PLC 31 May 2021
LinkedIn Ireland 30 June 2021
Civic Computing Ltd 03 August 2021
Ernst & Young 15 September 2021

3. At 30 November 2021, the total number of staff who are members of the Digital, Data and Technology Profession that were employed is 136.

3a. The total staff costs for employing Digital, Data and Technology staff from 1 April 2021 through to 31 October 2021 by Social Security Scotland is £4,255,762.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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