Consultation outcome

Qualifying defence contracts: reporting templates and user guides

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Detail of outcome

The SSRO received a high volume and quality of responses, providing us with constructive feedback that allowed us to improve the draft user guides and reporting templates. The final versions of these documents, incorporating changes made following the consultation, can be found on the qualifying defence contracts reporting templates and user guides home page.

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User guides and report templates consultation responses

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Original consultation


These documents have been prepared to aid completion of statutory reports for qualifying defence contracts and qualifying sub-contracts.

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Consultation description

The draft report templates and user guides set out the reporting requirements for primary contractors relating to qualifying defence contracts.

The objective of the reporting templates and user guides is to assist contractors when completing the statutory required reports for qualifying defence contracts and qualifying sub-contracts. The reporting templates directly relate the requirement set out in the regulations for each report.

The user guides should be viewed in conjunction with the corresponding report template, where applicable, and not viewed independently. A glossary of terms has been included for each report template. This explains terminology used within each template.

We are also holding a working group on 24th March 2015. This will take place after the consultation with the purpose of engaging industry in the collection and storage of data and to work through any specific issues on how to complete the reports.

This consultation closes on 19 March 2015, after which the SSRO Board will consider the responses to the consultation.


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Published 26 February 2015
Last updated 6 April 2016 + show all updates
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