DEFRA brought in counselling firm to help staff cope with no-deal Brexit work

DEFRA awarded a company a £40,000 contract to help staff cope with the additional stress of preparing for a no-deal Brexit, it has emerged.

The contract, which ran from 1 November to 31 January, provided staff with “onsite wellbeing services during EU Exit preparations” in London, Bristol and York and was primarily available for staff working in the in the “EU Exit hubs during emergency preparedness in case of a no deal scenario”, according to DEFRA.

According to the BBC, who reported the story last week, the contract was awarded to Gloucester-based firm, Care First.

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