Statutory Interest and Compensation

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Lisburn and Castlereagh District Council,

Please treat this communication as a freedom of Information request.

You are no doubt aware that on a quarterly basis details of Lisburn and Castlereagh Council's prompt payment performance are published on the Departments for Communities web-site.

In the financial years 2015/16, 2016-17 and quarters 1 & 2 of 2017-18, based on Council's own reported figures, it appears Council has paid a total of 20,460 invoices late.

Please disclose for the financial years 2015/16, 2016-17 and quarters 1 & 2 of 2017-18 the following information in respect of those 20,460 late paid invoices:

i) the amount of statutory interest claimed from and paid by Lisburn and Castlereagh Council ; and
ii) the amount of statutory compensation claimed from and paid by Lisburn and Castlereagh Council ; and
iii) the total amount of interest that Lisburn and Castlereagh Council is statutorily liable to pay suppliers (whether or not paid, whether under any statutory or other requirement) in respect of the 20,460 late paid invoices.

Please acknowledge receipt of this Freedom of Information request.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Hamilton

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Dear Mr. Hamilton

REF: Request Under Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your information request dated 07/11/2017.Please accept this
email as confirmation that your Freedom of Information Enquiry is
currently being dealt with.

Should the Council require any additional information in order to fulfil
your request we will contact you shortly.Please note there may be a
photocopying charge for any information released.

Yours Sincerely

Michael Finney

HUGHES, Francis, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

1 Atodiad

To whom it concerns

 

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated XX
October 17 requesting  information  please see our response below:

 

Please disclose for the financial years 2015/16, 2016-17 and quarters 1 &
2 of 2017-18 the following information in

respect of those 20,460 late paid invoices:

i)              the amount of statutory interest claimed from and paid by
Lisburn and Castlereagh Council ;

 

The Council does not record any statutory interest charged by suppliers at
present, if charged it

would be included in the cost of the service and is not currently
identifiable.

 

ii)             the amount of statutory compensation claimed from and paid
by Lisburn and Castlereagh Council ;

 

The Council does not record any Statutory Compensation nor additional
Compensation claimed by

a supplier separately. If charged, this would be included in the cost of
the service and is not

currently identifiable.

 

iii)            the total amount of interest that Lisburn and Castlereagh
Council is statutorily liable to pay suppliers (whether or

not paid, whether under any statutory or other requirement) in respect of
the 20,460 late paid invoices.

 

The 20,460 late invoices as stated may have been invoices in dispute or
queries relating to the goods received. The Council is not able to
calculate the total amount of interest that may have been applied as this
would involve sufficient work in extracting the invoices and establishing
the reason why the invoices was not paid within 30 calendar days. This
could take approx. 5 minutes per invoice at cost of £40 per hour to
extract this information.

 

Regards

Francis

 

Francis Hughes | Interim Head of Finance and IT

+ Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council | Island Civic Centre | Lisburn |
BT27 4RL

(- 028 9244 7245

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