Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to request that you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please can you advise:

What was your total expenditure to recruitment agencies over the last 12 months, for permanent staff?

What recruitment agencies have you paid fees to over the last 12 months, for permanent staff?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Helen Jones

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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St. Helens Council
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------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
15/06/2017 11:59:26 GDT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Permanent Staffing

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, I would like to request that
you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please can you advise: What was your total expenditure to recruitment
agencies over the last 12 months, for permanent staff? What recruitment
agencies have you paid fees to over the last 12 months, for permanent
staff? Many thanks Yours faithfully, Helen Jones
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St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Jones,

 

I thnak you for your recent request for inforamtion and can confirm that
the Council does not use Recruitment Agencies to engage permanent staff.

 

Thanks,

 

HR Service
 

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