Sky News reports that more than 1,000 consultants from Deloitte are now working on Test and Trace, according to documents released by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) under Freedom of Information rules. This headcount is the is about the size of a small UK government department.
Deloitte, has both accounting and management consultancy arms, and charges anything up to £2,360 a day for each of its consultants. The company is contracted on the creation and management of the testing system, including everything from the online portal for those seeking tests to the creation of test centres around the country. It is only one of a number of private sector firms involving what is known as Pillar 2 – the centralised private sector arm of Britain’s COVID-19 testing operation.
Full story on Sky News, 9 October 2020