The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) digital group will be the sole customer of a new government-owned company designed to provide IT services. But the company’s operations and development is not intended to impact the department’s existing work on programmes like Universal Credit.
The BPDTS limited company, which stands for Benefits Pension Digital and Technology Services, has no plans to serve organisations or companies beyond the department, according to a spokesperson. DWP is yet to elaborate on its reasons for forming the company.
In forming a government-owned company for the operations, the DWP has claimed that its transparency obligations with regard to the work BPDTS undertakes through the company would not be changed either.
No further details have been provided on the functions to be undertaken by the government-owned company.
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