Financial & Workforce Efficiencies

J Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am researching financial and workforce efficiency in local government. Under the FOI act please provide the following information:
1) For each of the last 5 financial years, please provide:
a) The total number of invoices that the authority has processed through accounts payable (AP).
b) The total expenditure through AP.

2) Do you currently use/has any 3rd parties completed a duplicate payment review/statement review in the last 5 years? If so please specific the name of the company and the contract end date.

3) What is the total value of duplicated invoices/erroneous payments that have been identified by any 3rd parties in the last 5 years or in any period reviewed (please specify).

4) How much did the 3rd party invoice the authority for any review work undertaken?

5) What accounting system does the authority use (Oracle, E-Financials, Agresso, Sage etc.)?

6) Please state the authority’s total spend on agency staff in the last financial year (14/15), split by the following staff categories, including all spend on agency staff outside of the categories specified as “other”:
• Social workers
• Residential homecare staff
• Domiciliary care staff
• Others (please describe the staff)

7) Please provide a list of the 10 most utilized agencies in the last financial year.

8) Does the council use any 3rd party services or software to manage/book agency workers? If so please state the name of the company used, the services provided and the amount that the authority spent on these services/software in the last financial year.

Thank you for your time with this request.

Yours faithfully,

J Taylor

FOI Information Governance Team,

Information request
Our reference: 1386996
 

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 11 March
2016, the details of which are given below:
 
I am researching financial and workforce efficiency in local
government. Under the FOI act please provide the following
information:
1) For each of the last 5 financial years, please provide:
a) The total number of invoices that the authority has processed
through accounts payable (AP).
b) The total expenditure through AP.

2) Do you currently use/has any 3rd parties completed a duplicate
payment review/statement review in the last 5 years? If so please
specific the name of the company and the contract end date.

3) What is the total value of duplicated invoices/erroneous
payments that have been identified by any 3rd parties in the last 5
years or in any period reviewed (please specify).

4) How much did the 3rd party invoice the authority for any review
work undertaken?

5) What accounting system does the authority use (Oracle,
E-Financials, Agresso, Sage etc.)?

6) Please state the authority's total spend on agency staff in the
last financial year (14/15), split by the following staff
categories, including all spend on agency staff outside of the
categories specified as "other":
- Social workers
- Residential homecare staff
- Domiciliary care staff
- Others (please describe the staff)

7) Please provide a list of the 10 most utilized agencies in the
last financial year.

8) Does the council use any 3rd party services or software to
manage/book agency workers? If so please state the name of the
company used, the services provided and the amount that the
authority spent on these services/software in the last financial
year.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 12 April 2016.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable.  If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate). 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Teresa Evans
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6169
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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Teresa Evans,

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Information request
Our reference: 1386996
 

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 11 March 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request. 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Teresa Evans
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6169
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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Dear Teresa Evans,

Thank you for your recent response. Regarding the AP invoices, I was looking for the information to supplied for each of the 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

Carol Donovan,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email, which has been sent to the relevant service
area. We will respond in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carol Donovan
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information

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Dear Teresa Evans,

Thank you for your recent response. Regarding the AP invoices, I was
looking for the information to supplied for each of the 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

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Carol Donovan,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your recent email, we have now received the following response
from the service area:

2011-12 152,008
2012-13 168,545
2013-14 161,157
2014-15 138,573
2015-16 150,212

Total 770,495

We trust you find this helpful and have now closed this request.

Yours faithfully,

Carol Donovan
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information

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Dear Teresa Evans,

Thank you for your recent response. Regarding the AP invoices, I was
looking for the information to supplied for each of the 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

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