Dear Caerphilly Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like as much of the
following information as you are able to provide me with:
How much does the Mobile customer service centre cost to run per year. Please breakdown the costs into the following:
Costs to fuel the lorry
Costs to maintain the lorry
Costs to staff the lorry
Costs to purchase/hire the lorry.
I would also like to know the following:
How did the council come to the decision to fund this lorry, where has the money come from, if the budget protected from cuts in the financial year 15/16
Dear Ryan Williams
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Dear Ryan Williams
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on the 4^th August
2014. We have considered your request and enclose the following
How much does the Mobile customer service centre cost to run per year.
Please breakdown the costs into the following: costs to fuel the lorry,
costs to maintain the lorry, costs to staff the lorry, costs to
purchase/hire the lorry. I would also like to know the following: How did
the council come to the decision to fund this lorry, where has the money
come from, if the budget protected from cuts in the financial year 15/16.
It is difficult to give an exact cost for running the service for a year
as it has only been in operation for 2 weeks. However, a budget of £77,400
has been allocated to the service. £55,860 for staffing costs, £15,340 for
vehicle operating costs and £6,200 for other costs such as IT and
The purchase cost of the vehicle was £126,418, which includes the fit out
of the interior. This was funded from Capital.
The running costs of the service were allocated as part of the “Mitigation
of Welfare Reforms” programme which aims to support residents who are
affected by the UK Government’s welfare reforms.
The future provision of the mobile Customer Service Centre will be
considered as part of wider potential cost reductions within customer
services during 2015/16 and 2016/17.
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