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Met Police gets LogicaCMG on payroll

Antony Savvas

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has selected LogicaCMG to provide a £31m fully-managed payroll and pension administration service.

Serving the Met’s 46,000 police officers and staff, the seven-year contract sees LogicaCMG provide a pensions service via its partner Paymaster. This arrangement meets the Met’s requirement to have a main supplier for both payroll and pensions.

LogicaCMG will use its human resources software, written specifically for the public sector, to deliver a pay and benefits system. The system will also potentially enable a number of self-service options for staff, which could include booking holidays, for instance.

The payroll and pensions contract comes amid a wider shake-up of the Met’s IT.

In February it announced a shortlisted consortia lead by EDS and Capgemini to run a major consolidation of its IT services. The Met aims to appoint a single core supplier to support its information, communication and technology (ICT) systems in a contract that would be worth at least £650m. This will streamline contract management, provide improved management reporting and cost data, the Met has said.

The contracts with existing suppliers, including EDS, have been extended to ensure continuity of service as the Met completes its tender process, the Met said. It would not reveal the price of the consolidated contract.


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