Mitie HQ raid fuels issues over outsourcer’s Government contracts to run immigration centres
Mitie’s profitable work for the Government is below rising scrutiny after its places of work had been stormed by investigators.
Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) employees raided the outsourcer’s London HQ after the House Workplace raised issues about contracts to run immigration removing centres.
The investigation has sparked requires a overview of Mitie’s contracts. Government procurement specialists Tussell instructed the Mail that Mitie has seven contracts with the House Workplace value £1billion, which could possibly be below the microscope. The biggest is value £514million.
Questions: Competitors and Markets Authority employees raided the outsourcer’s London HQ after the House Workplace raised issues about contracts to run immigration removing centres
Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner stated: ‘This CMA investigation calls into question the eye-watering amount of live contracts with the Home Office.
‘Ministers need to urgently assess the impact of this development on the delivery of other current contracts and on the provision of vital public services.’
The CMA is probing issues there have been breaches of competitors regulation by Mitie and its rival PAE.
Earlier this month, Mitie stated it was assured it had ‘no case to answer and will be fully exonerated’.
That is the newest scandal in current weeks at Mitie after it emerged that a few of its employees had been sharing racist WhatsApp messages. That led to the suspension of eight staff.