Resourcing Question

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Dear Sirs,

I’m grateful for the information you recently provided. I have a couple of further questions these being:

1. (a) How many staff are employed to work on accountancy matters at this time?

(b) How many external staff from other public sector bodies provide accountancy support services at this time and is their support at cost?

(c) How many staff are employed to work on legal matters at this time?

(d) How many staff from other public bodies provide legal support services at this time and is their support at cost?

2. Please provide information on the total external legal spend by law firm, the number of matters and, where possible*, a basic description of the type of issue, in each of the following calendar years:

(a) 2017-2018
(b) 2018-2019
(c) 2019-2020 (up to 31.12.2019)

3. In respect of the contracts where spend has been above the relevant procurement threshold please provide the reference of the OJEU tender process or framework used.

Yours faithfully,

Raj

* I see that has been possible with other public bodies, although I’m just interested in a flavour of the types of issue encountered rather than confidential detail.

Dear Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,

No response required on question 2 or 3 at this time. Please consider these withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,

Raj Thandh

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr Thandh

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Thank you for your recent request made to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Please find our response to your enquiry below.

As explained in our response to your earlier enquiry, despite remaining two separate statutory bodies, from an organisational point of view the Combined Authority and Merseytravel share staffing resources. Officers who have employment contracts with Merseytravel will also perform duties for the Combined Authority.

The figures below represent the total staff employed by both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel in the specified areas.

(a) How many staff are employed to work on accountancy matters at this time?

12 (NB. The Finance department includes additional staff, but the figure provided relates to those who deal with accounting matters)

(b) How many external staff from other public sector bodies provide accountancy support services at this time and is their support at cost?

Nil

(c) How many staff are employed to work on legal matters at this time?

16

(d) How many staff from other public bodies provide legal support services at this time and is their support at cost?

Nil

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review, which should be addressed to:
Mrs Julie Watling
Legal, Democratic Services & Procurement Manager
Merseytravel
PO Box 1976
Liverpool
L69 3HN
[email address]

If you are not content with the result of your internal review, you also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, whose address is
The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
www.ico.gov.uk

Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [email address]

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