Spending on Temporary Staff, by North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

How much in financial terms has been spend by North Lanarkshire Council, on hiring temporary staff for employment purposes, since 2017.

Appreciate if this information can be broken down by years, namely 2017 to 2018, to the present date.

Also, if the Local Authority spend on hiring temporary employess; details which recruitment agencies were utilised and much money, they charged the Local Authority in each year since 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Francis Connor

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Request for Information


I refer again to your e-mail of 9 November 2023 seeking information in
relation to temporary staff and recruitment agencies.


Having investigated, please find set out below tables setting out
expenditure on temporary employees from 2017 and the recruitment agencies


Table 1


Accounting Year         £

2017/18         1,084,362

2018/19         1,287,781

2019/20         1,710,436

2020/21         1,481,227

2021/22         1,890,482

2022/23         1,718,122


Table 2


Global Logistics Staff Ltd

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

MacDonald McEwan Ltd

Morgan Phillips Ltd

Peace Recruitment Ltd

Prp Ltd T/A Pertemps

Search Consultancy Ltd

Wilson Gibb Management Services Limited

The Harmony Employment Agency

Blue Arrow Limited

Anderson Knight Ltd


I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic), Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic).


I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the applicant
and provide an address for correspondence. The application must also
specify the request for information to which the requirement for review
relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction
with the original decision of the local authority and the matter which
gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the decision on review
by the local authority or the failure of the local authority to issue such
a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

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I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.


Yours faithfully


Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street




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