The complainant has requested the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to disclose the number and names of all key subcontractors employed by Serco and Sitel to work on NHS Test & Trace. The DHSC confirmed that Sitel does not use subcontractors. In respect of Serco it provided the number of subcontractors used but refused to disclose the names of these companies under section 43 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DHSC has failed to demonstrate sufficiently that the withheld information is exempt from disclosure under section 43 of the FOIA. The Commissioner therefore requires the DHSC to disclose the withheld information to the complainant.
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