Dear Kent County Council,
As part of a previous request LATCO organisations using KCC branding;
It states that KCC historically provided services to schools, these services have then been broken up into LATCO organisations in the private sector.
KCC have then taken it upon themselves to continue to act as the provider...and subcontract the work out to the LATCO organisations.
1)I would like to request what tests do KCC undertake to ensure 'their' are getting best value for their education 'customers'?
Have they put this service to market to ensure best value? If so what framework?
2)Can you advise from education, what is the total revenue from education services? Can this please be broken down into the following;
Total Revenue from schools
Revenue per LATCO from schools
How much money has gone back to KCC for acting as the provider
Any incurred costs incurred with KCC managing this service.
One final request,
3) KCC outsourced their invoicing to the LATCO organisation Cantium,
Can you please confirm, how much Cantium have charged KCC to process these schools invoices? Essentially are KCC paying Cantium to invoice schools and then the LATCO organisations are essentially getting their invoicing done for free?
Again justifying my previous statements regarding state sponsorship within the private sector.
Our reference: 15030141
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