Financial & Workforce Efficiencies

J Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Worcester City Council

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Dear Worcester City 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, Worcester City Council

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Freedom of Information Request –

Private & Confidential

Our Ref:20160147/RGM


Dear J Taylor,


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request sent to Worcester City
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days, by


If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact us. 
Please remember to quote the reference number 20160147/RGM in any future


Thank you,

Rich Morris

Worcester City Council FOI Team

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FOI, Worcester City Council

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[1]Description: Description: Description:

Freedom of Information Request –

Private & Confidential

Our Ref: 20160147/RGM


Dear J Taylor ,


Please see attached the response regarding your Freedom of Information
request sent to Worcester City Council.


Thank you

Rich Morris

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