Financial & Workforce Efficiencies

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Dear Stevenage 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, Stevenage Borough Council

Thank you for your recent request for information, which is now being handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Council will provide you with the information requested by 14 April 2016, unless there is a legitimate reason preventing its release.

If the Council is unable to provide the information, you will be informed of the reasons in writing.

Yours faithfully,

David Traylor
Information Officer
Legal Services

 

Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1HN

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FOI, Stevenage Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

Re the attached;

Tab 1 - A list of all payments made by Exchequer between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012 Tab 2 - A list of all payments made by Exchequer between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 Tab 3 - A list of all payments made by Exchequer between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 Tab 4 - A list of all payments made by Exchequer between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 Tab 5 - A list of all payments made by Exchequer between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016

At the bottom of each tab there is a list of Direct Debits which detail all payments taken from the Stevenage BC Bank Account and subsequently accounted for through the Purchase Ledger function

Tab 6 - Lists of the areas of Stevenage BC that used Temporary Staff in 2014-15. Although the majority will have been employed through Comensura there will be some that were recruited via specialist recruitment companies.

In response to 5) the Authority uses Integra software which is supplied by Capita IB-S

In response to 2), 3) and 4) - there has been no such exercise.

David Traylor
Information Officer
Legal Services

 

Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1HN

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