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Friday 26 May 2023

Capita to deliver new £565m Functional Assessment Service

CapitaAfter several weeks of negative headlines concerning its recent cyber incident (Capita updates on cyber incident) some good news for Capita, as its selected as preferred bidder to deliver the Functional Assessment Service (FAS) assessments in the Midlands and Wales for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and in Northern Ireland for the Department for Communities (DfC).

FAS is a new service that brings together the existing fragmented assessment services for disabled people and those with health conditions under a single provider in each region. Capita will deliver assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC), as well as several specialist benefits including Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Veterans UK assessments. In the Midlands and Wales, Capita will partner with Maximus, the assessment provider responsible for Health and Disability Assessment Services (HDAS) in Great Britain since 2015.

The total value of the two contracts is £565m (£453.3m for the DWP and £111.4m for the DfC) and will run for five years from 2024 to 2029, with the option to extend for a further two years.

Also, this week Capita has announced the divestment of its PageOne critical alerting and mobile messaging service to Erisbeg an Irish private equity house. Financial details of the transaction have not been released and the sale is subject to National Security and Investment Act approval. PageOne’s messaging service serves a range of blue chip and government clients including several Police and emergency services. Erisbeg already owns BP Multipage in Ireland, which provides similar critical communication solutions to companies and agencies in the Healthcare, Emergency Services and Industrial sectors in Ireland.

Posted by: Marc Hardwick at 07:59

Tags: contract   divestment   mobile  

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