The aim of this concordat is to ensure that the close relationship between the
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for
Employment and Learning (DEL) in relation to the matters listed in Annex 1 of the document
continues, and that business between the two organisations is conducted in a
smooth and efficient way. It sets out arrangements for consultation, exchange
of information (including the terms on which the information is shared),
finance, resolution of disputes and review of relations.