MoJ awards cost saving Direct Debits contract to allpay
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has awarded its key payment facilitation/collection contract to payment solutions specialist allpay.
allpay, based in Whitestone, Herefordshire, will drive the MoJ’s channel shift towards Direct Debits – which the Ministry expects to realise significant cost savings.
Guaranteed for two years – with a two year extension option – the contract won by allpay on both quality and commercial value is potentially worth near £2m in covering provision of payment cards, Direct Debit mandates and barcoded payment methods to facilitate payments to the various directorates, agencies and Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) across the MoJ.
This includes - but is not limited to - Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and the Roadside Police.
The current contractual stakeholders are HMCTS for payment of court orders, Police Forces for Fixed Penalty Roadside Deposits and the LAA for collection of legal aid debt.
“Given the dynamic direction central and local government is taking on digital public service, the confidence shown by the MoJ in awarding allpay this major national contract shows allpay is a ready, quality assured partner to public service organisations toward sector-defining transformation.
“We are confident this partnership will continue to provide a simple, convenient and secure payment experience for all payers,” said allpay owner and managing director Tony Killeen.
The contract win strengthens a 12-year link between allpay and the MoJ, with allpay currently collecting more than £31m on behalf of the MOJ - processing more than 1.2 million transactions.