Public Sector Financial Efficiency

J Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am researching the financial efficiency of the public sector. Please provide the following information under the FOI act.

1) Does the organisation use an external provider for VAT advisory services? If so please state the name of the organisation used? (E.g. Ernst Young, Berthold Bauer, Liaison, CRS, KPMG etc.)?
2) Please state the contract start and end date.
3) Please confirm the total value of VAT recovered by the provider in 2015/16
a. Please state the total value of under-claims recovered
b. Please state the total value of over-claims recovered
4) Please state the total amount spent by the organisation for these services in 2015/16
5) Did the organisation use an external provider to re-review VAT recovered in the last financial year (15/16)?
a. If so please state the name of the company used.
6) Please state the total amount of additional VAT recovered by the provider in 2015/16
7) Please state the total amount spent by the organisation for these services
8) Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)
9) Please state the total value of Accounts Payable invoices in the last financial year (15/16)
10) In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all external organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover erroneous payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.
11) Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each provider in the period(s) reviewed.
12) Please state the total amount paid to any external parties for this review work.

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Taylor

ccg foi Solihull (NHS SOLIHULL CCG), NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your email dated 24 June 2016 requesting information about
financial efficiency of the public sector.  Your request is being managed
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days as per the
statutory time limit, therefore you should receive a response by 22 July
2016. However, this may take longer where certain exemptions apply or
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Yours sincerely

NHS Solihull CCG

 

Email: [4][email address]

Tel: 0121 713 8940

NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group • Friars Gate • 1011 Stratford
Road • Shirley • Solihull • B90 4BN
[5]www.solihullccg.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

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ccg foi Solihull (NHS SOLIHULL CCG), NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your email dated 24 June 2016 requesting information about
financial efficiency of the public sector.  Your request is being managed
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

Information Requested

 

1)                  Does the organisation use an external provider for VAT
advisory services? If so please state the name of the organisation used?
(E.g. Ernst Young, Berthold Bauer, Liaison, CRS, KPMG etc.)?

 

2)                  Please state the contract start and end date.

 

3)                  Please confirm the total value of VAT recovered by the
provider in 2015/16

a.    Please state the total value of under-claims recovered

b.    Please state the total value of over-claims recovered

 

4)                  Please state the total amount spent by the
organisation for these services in 2015/16

 

5)                  Did the organisation use an external provider to
re-review VAT recovered in the last financial year (15/16)?

a.    If so please state the name of the company used.

 

6)                  Please state the total amount of additional VAT
recovered by the provider in 2015/16

 

7)                  Please state the total amount spent by the
organisation for these services

 

8)                  Please state the total number of Accounts Payable
invoices processed by the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)

 

9)                  Please state the total value of Accounts Payable
invoices in the last financial year (15/16)

 

10)               In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all
external organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover
erroneous payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.

 

11)               Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each
provider in the period(s) reviewed.

 

12)               Please state the total amount paid to any external
parties for this review work.

 

Response

 

Question 1

Does the organisation use an external provider for VAT advisory services?
If so please state the name of the organisation used? (E.g. Ernst Young,
Berthold Bauer, Liaison, CRS, KPMG etc.)?
Answer
No
Question 2
Please state the contract start and end date.
Answer
N/a
Question 3a

Please confirm the total value of VAT recovered by the provider in 2015/16

a)      Please state the total value of under-claims recovered
Answer
N/a
Question 3b

Please confirm the total value of VAT recovered by the provider in 2015/16

b)      Please state the total value of over-claims recovered
Answer
N/a
Question 4

Please state the total amount spent by the organisation for these services
in 2015/16
Answer
Nil
Question 5 a

Did the organisation use an external provider to re-review VAT recovered
in the last financial year (15/16)?

a)       If so please state the name of the company used.
Answer
No – therefore a) N/A
Question 6

Please state the total amount of additional VAT recovered by the provider
in 2015/16
Answer
N/a
Question 7

Please state the total amount spent by the organisation for these services
Answer
Nil
Question 8

Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by
the organisation in the last financial year (15/16)
Answer
14,246 of which 11,889 were non NHS
Question 9

Please state the total value of Accounts Payable invoices in the last
financial year (15/16)
Answer
£260,931,000 of which £57,891,000 were non NHS but most of this is Vat
exempt healthcare services
Question 10

In the last five years, please state the name(s) of all external
organisation(s) used to review AP and identify and recover erroneous
payments, and the period(s) reviewed by each.
Answer
None since 1/4/13 – Prior to that date Primary Care Trust’s were the
responsible organisations and any information relating to periods prior to
this was transferred to the Department of Health as part of their closure.
Question 11

Please state the total value of moneys recovered by each provider in the
period(s) reviewed.
Answer
N/a
Question 12

Please state the total amount paid to any external parties for this review
work.
Answer
Nil

 

 

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If you have any queries or concerns or are dissatisfied with the service
you have received in relation to your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me. If you wish to make request a review of the decision, you
should write to the: Head of Governance via email at
[1][email address] in the first instance. 

 

If you remain unsatisfied with the outcome of your review and wish to make
a formal compliant please address this to the Complaints Team at Friars
Gate using the above address - Email: [2][email address]

 

In addition if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint or
review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF  Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

 

NHS Solihull CCG

 

Email: [4][email address]

Tel: 0121 713 8940

NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group • Friars Gate • 1011 Stratford
Road • Shirley • Solihull • B90 4BN
[5]www.solihullccg.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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