Over £9m spent on distant working units by DHSC
The Division of Well being & Social Care (DHSC), the UK public physique chargeable for nationwide well being and social care insurance policies, spent £9.4 million to facilitate hybrid working through the pandemic, official figures recommend.
The info, retrieved utilizing a Freedom of Info Act (FOI) by the Parliament Avenue suppose tank, revealed that 14,605 laptops, iPads and iPhones had been bought from April 2019 to March 2022.
Laptops accounted for 88% of the whole outlay on units, with a £8.3 million spent on 10,966 units.
April 2020 to March 2021 noticed the best funding from the DHSC, with 9,596 bought, totalling round £6.2 million
The information comes following calls from the minister of state for Brexit alternatives and authorities effectivity, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to return to the workplace.
Date printed: April 28, 2022
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