Infosys - the company founded by PM's father-in-law lands new public sector contracts
In recent weeks the IT firm has won a new deal from the Care Quality Commission and was named a partner on the FCA's new £562m 4-year framework
Infosys the Indian multinational IT company, founded by NR Narayana Murthy the father-in-law of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, has continued to land public sector contracts in recent weeks.
We can also reveal, that Infosys - the firm behind the Sunak’s eye-watering wealth, estimated to be at £560m held a meeting with government minister and Conservative peer Lord Johnson in April 2023.
According to ministerial records published last month, Infosys discussed it’s “operations in the UK” with the Department for Business & Trade Minister.
Concerns of a potential conflict of interest for the PM have been raised over the ongoing trade talks between the UK and India. The Guardian reported that the Labour party had called “ for Sunak to be more open about his wife’s financial interests, given that Infosys could be a key beneficiary of any agreement”.
Yesterday, The Care Quality Commission (CQC)- a public body, responsible for monitoring safety in healthcare services in England published details of a new contract with Infosys - In recent years the CQC have placed seven contracts with Infosys totalling £16.7m in value.
The latest contract published by the CQC is heavily redacted with key sections almost entirely hidden from view including the specification and contract charge schedules.
Last Month, Infosys were also named as a “partner” alongside 61 other firm on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) 4-year framework agreement to provide IT services.
The FCA’s huge agreement is valued at £562m and runs from September 2023 to September 2027. Other partners on the framework include Fujitsu, Deloitte and Tata Consultancy services.
The FCA is yet to publish a copy of the framework agreement.
We have issued a Freedom of Information request to the Department for Business & Trade Minister for a copy of the minutes and attendance list for the meeting held between Infosys and government minister Lord Johnson in April 2023.
04 December 2023 Update:
The Department for Business & Trade have issued an initial response to the FOI request. In summary, a copy of the meeting minutes and associated documents have all been withheld by the department. The DBT claim it’s not in the “public interest” to disclose the documents. We have appealed the decision.
A copy of the full response can be read here: