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Kier is construction's top public money earner

26 Jun 14 Six major construction contractors last year shared between them £2.2bn of taxpayers’ money, a new analysis has shown.

The Institute for Government and the Spend Network have together compiled data on all the money that central and local government spent on contractors in 2013. IT contactors came out on top, with HP getting £1.7bn and Capgemini getting just over £1.0bn.

Construction’s biggest beneficiary was Kier, which got £603m of public money last year, the research indicates. Kier's total group revenue in 2013 was £1.4bn.

Carillion got £397m from government. Balfour Beatty got £371m.

According to the data, the top 20 beneficiaries of public money in  2013 were:

  • HP, IT: £1,701,193,786
  • Capgemini, IT: £1,010,739,214
  • Capita, Outsourcing: £803,333,738
  • BT, Telecommunications: £753,976,060
  • Telereal Trillium, Facilities: £628,068,375
  • Kier, Construction: £602,979,737
  • Serco, Outsourcing: £445,193,324
  • Fujitsu, IT: £415,393,510
  • Atos IT, IT: £401,200,020
  • Carillion, Construction: £397,294,140
  • Balfour Beatty, Construction: £371,264,042
  • IBM, IT: £365,915,278
  • Amey, Construction: £314,256,127
  • Willmott Dixon, Construction: £301,813,720
  • Veolia, Waste management: £293,010,554
  • Interserve, Facilities: £341,259,736
  • CSC, IT: £306,279,738
  • Babcock, Defence: £293,170,856
  • EDF Energy, Utilities: £281,556,791
  • BAM, Construction: £195,886,561

(Source: Institute for Government/Spend Network/BBC)

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