Public Sector Financial Efficiency

J Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust,

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

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Dear Mr Taylor
Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Request Ref: NGFOI 16/17: 174
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From: FOI - Freedom Information Officer
Sent: 28 June 2016 16:17
To: Okesola, Kehinde - Governance
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Public Sector Financial Efficiency

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From: J Taylor [[FOI #341809 email]]
Sent: 24 June 2016 16:40
To: FOI - Freedom Information Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Public Sector Financial Efficiency

Dear Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust,

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

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