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Temporary recruitment

Request date: 25 April 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 15 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/temporary-recruitment

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information regarding temporary labour usage in your organisation, including contractors, temporary workers, and freelancers.

Please can you provide me with the following information for the most recent complete fiscal year:

Details of any existing Managed Service Programme or Provider (MSP) and/or Vendor Management System (VMS) used to manage temporary workers:

Details of any upcoming retendering or renewal processes related to your MSP and VMS contracts:

Please can you provide the information in the form of an Excel spreadsheet.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Response

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

The Gambling Commission responses to your enquiries are as follows.

For the most recent complete fiscal year:

Total number of temporary workers engaged by your organisation, broken down by department or function

Total number of temporary workers engaged by your organisation, broken down by department or function.
Department Number of temporary workers
4th National Lottery Competition 10
Facilities 1
Finance 2
Legal 3
Licensing 3
People Services 1
Total 20

Total annual expenditure on temporary workers, including a breakdown of costs by department or function

Total annual expenditure on temporary workers, including a breakdown of costs by department or function.
Department Amount
Facilities Redacted information
Finance £36,156.20
Legal £26,657.32
Licensing £7,160.10
Operations and Performance £23,812.19
People Services Redacted information
Total £101,502.78

We are unable to provide a breakdown of the departments where there was only one temporary worker, as this could potentially identify individual salaries.

The Data Protection Act 2018 requires the processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would be disproportionate for us to publicly disclose these details unless there is a strong public interest in doing so. These individuals have a legitimate expectation that their personal details will not be disclosed in the context in which they were held.

On balance, there is no legitimate public interest in disclosing this information and it would not be fair to do so.

This information is therefore exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Total number of agency suppliers (Preferred Suppliers/non-Preferred Suppliers) in your organisation’s labour supply chain.

We don’t have a particular list of suppliers, as we operate off the Crown Commercial Service framework.

The amount of different agency suppliers we have used in the previous financial year is 6.

Details of any existing Managed Service Programme or Provider (MSP) and/or Vendor Management System (VMS) used to manage temporary workers:

We conduct our Procurement in accordance with Public Procurement Policy.

Public Procurement Policy states wherever possible we should seek to procure our requirements via Framework Agreements let by Crown Commercial Services.

We use Framework Agreement RM6160 to fulfil our requirements in respect of sourcing Temporary Labour.

Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff - CCS - (crowncommercial.gov.uk) (opens in new tab).

Details of any upcoming retendering or renewal processes related to your MSP and VMS contracts:

There are no plans to change this approach unless we are advised otherwise as result of a change in Public Procurement Policy.

Public procurement policy - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) (opens in new tab).

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP