Public Sector Financial Efficiency

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Dear North West Ambulance Service 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 amount of VAT recovered by the provider in 2015/16
4) Please state the total amount paid 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)? 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 paid to the VAT advisor in 2015/16

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Taylor

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service
 
 
 
 
 
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Yours sincerely
Caroline Turner
 
 

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FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service
 
 
 
 
 
Email:   [1][email address]
 
FOI 353
 
Dear Mr Taylor,
 
I refer to your Freedom of Information request, please find the following
information in response to your questions:
 
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.)? Ernst Young
2)            Please state the contract start and end date.  Annual
contract from 1/4/15 extended to 30/9/16
3)            Please confirm the total amount of VAT recovered by the
provider in 2015/16 £151k
4)            Please state the total amount paid for these services in
2015/16 £9k
5)            Did the organisation use an external provider to re-review
VAT recovered in the last financial year (15/16)? No
6)            Please state the total amount of additional VAT recovered by
the provider in 2015/16 Nil
7)            Please state the total amount paid to the VAT advisor in
2015/16 £26k
 
I hope this information is of assistance to you.
 
Kind regards
Caroline Turner
 
 

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Dear Caroline Turner,

Thank you for your response. With reference to question 3 please can you break this down to:

a. The total value of under-claims recovered
b. The total value of over-claims recovered

And with regards to question 7, you stated that you didn't use an organisation. Do you have an internal system or team?

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

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Dear Mr Taylor,

Thank you for your email, I will collate the additional information you have requested and send the response back to you as soon as I have it.

Kind regards
Caroline Turner

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FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service
 
 
 
 
 
Email:   [1][email address]
 
Dear Mr Taylor,
 
I apologise for the delay in getting back to you, please find below the
additional information requested:
 
a. The total value of under-claims recovered £151k
b. The total value of over-claims recovered £35k
 
To confirm the Trust has internal systems in place to check VAT correctly
to minimise costs with 3rd parties.
 
I hope this information is useful to you.
 
Kind regards
Caroline Turner
 

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