Overall council expenditure - 2005/6 - 2015/6

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Gareth Brading

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I'm writing to ask you for the following information, namely:

* Overall expenditure of Barnet Borough Council, for each fiscal year, from 2005-6 to 2015-16.

To clarify, I am looking for the total amount spent by Barnet Borough Council each year, inclusive of outsourced services and all other council provided services.

The council should hold this information as far as I'm aware.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Brading.

Mandy Byfield,

 
Information request
Our reference: 2736797

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Dear Mr Brading
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request, received by us on  5 May 2016, for the
following information:

 

Overall expenditure of Barnet Borough Council, for each fiscal year, from
2005-6 to 2015-16.

To clarify, I am looking for the total amount spent by Barnet Borough
Council each year, inclusive of outsourced services and all other council
provided services.

 

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Mandy Byfield
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
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Dear Mandy Byfield,

Thank you for this information. Just for my clarification and understanding, I'm looking at the Comprehensive Income and Expenditure Statement on the 14/15 Statement of Accounts, and there is a line labelled "Surplus on Continuing Operations". Is this line the same as the "(Surplus)/Deficit of Continuing Operations" line in statements from 2011 to 2013, and "Net Cost of Services" line in statements from prior 2011? As in, do all these lines signify the same thing? I'm finding it confusing because of the differing labels.

As an example, am I correct in saying that in 2006/7, the Gross Expenditure for the Net Cost of Services was £774,517.00, and in 2014/15 this figure was £895,045.00?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Brading

Jon Hill,

Dear Mr Brading,

As Mandy has now left the council, this case has now been handed over to
me. I've passed your query on to our Finance Team to answer, as they would
be best placed to provide an explanation.

Yours sincerely,

Jon Hill

Transparency & Open Data Officer

Information Management Team

London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park,

Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

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Dear Mandy Byfield,

Thank you for this information. Just for my clarification and
understanding, I'm looking at the Comprehensive Income and Expenditure
Statement on the 14/15 Statement of Accounts, and there is a line labelled
"Surplus on Continuing Operations". Is this line the same as the
"(Surplus)/Deficit of Continuing Operations" line in statements from 2011
to 2013, and "Net Cost of Services" line in statements from prior 2011? As
in, do all these lines signify the same thing? I'm finding it confusing
because of the differing labels.

As an example, am I correct in saying that in 2006/7, the Gross
Expenditure for the Net Cost of Services was £774,517.00, and in 2014/15
this figure was £895,045.00?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Brading

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Jon Hill,

Dear Mr Brading,

I have heard back from my colleagues in Finance and can confirm that your
assumption is correct and that the lines refer to the same thing.

Yours sincerely,

Jon Hill

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Dear Mandy Byfield,

Thank you for this information. Just for my clarification and
understanding, I'm looking at the Comprehensive Income and Expenditure
Statement on the 14/15 Statement of Accounts, and there is a line labelled
"Surplus on Continuing Operations". Is this line the same as the
"(Surplus)/Deficit of Continuing Operations" line in statements from 2011
to 2013, and "Net Cost of Services" line in statements from prior 2011? As
in, do all these lines signify the same thing? I'm finding it confusing
because of the differing labels.

As an example, am I correct in saying that in 2006/7, the Gross
Expenditure for the Net Cost of Services was £774,517.00, and in 2014/15
this figure was £895,045.00?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Brading

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