The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR and development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, we pride ourselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the trade body that supports and represents the recruitment industry. The REC represents more than 8,000 corporate members comprising agencies and businesses from all sectors and 6,000 members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) made up of recruitment consultants and other industry professionals.

Kirkwood Consulting adheres to The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Code of Professional Practice that has been created in consultation with industry stakeholders to ensure that all members of the REC conduct their businesses ethically and to the highest standards and to promote good practice within REC membership.

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is a membership organisation for providers of welfare to work services. 95% of the Work Programme prime contracts are held by ERSA members and we represent 90% of providers for Work Choice, the specialist disability programme. ERSA exists to support its members in their drive to deliver quality services to aid people into sustainable employment. The overarching objectives of the Employment Related Services Association are to: act as the premier voice of the welfare to work industry to government, media and the general public.

 

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.

DWP supports the government’s commitment to being transparent about public finances.