Northern Isles Ferry contract: FOI release

Information requested

Information regarding the 2019 Northern Isles Ferry Contract. Specifically,
a. How much of the money awarded is for crew wages, does the subsidy cover 100% of crew wages and is there any allocation for yearly pay increases, if so at what rate?

b. Security has been taken 'in house' for this contract, I would like to know if the company made any commitments to keep staffing levels the same as they were previously. Is there any commitment to have a certain number of security operatives onboard at all times?

c. Information on the publication of the contract.

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Published Date 4 Feb 2022 Subject Mode of transport