Dear Brent Borough Council,

This item is from Brent’s 2015-2016 accounts.

"An avoidable error in September 2015 resulted in a duplicate payment run of £2.15m being made to suppliers. A recovery plan was immediately actioned and as at end of April 2016, only nine suppliers have not returned monies for a total value of £12k. Of this value are supplier accounts for around £5k where we have initiated legal action. The remaining suppliers will continue to be pursued for the outstanding value."

Please could you let me have the following information:
1. Was this payment run carried out by Brent staff or by an external contractor?
2. At the end of December 2016, how much was still outstanding?
3. How many suppliers have been subject to legal action?
4. How much has this exercise cost the Council?

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Deepak Patel

Michael Almond,

Information request
Our reference: 6963896

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Dear Mr. Patel
 
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
relevant department who will contact you shortly.
 
Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre
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Wembley HA9 0FJ
[email address]
 
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Michael Almond,

Information request
Our reference: 6963896

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Dear Mr. Patel
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 7 February
2017, as follows:
Dear Brent Borough Council,

This item is from Brent's 2015-2016 accounts.

"An avoidable error in September 2015 resulted in a duplicate payment run
of £2.15m being made to suppliers. A recovery plan was immediately
actioned and as at end of April 2016, only nine suppliers have not
returned monies for a total value of £12k. Of this value are supplier
accounts for around £5k where we have initiated legal action. The
remaining suppliers will continue to be pursued for the outstanding
value."

Please could you let me have the following information:
1. Was this payment run carried out by Brent staff or by an external
contractor?
2. At the end of December 2016, how much was still outstanding?
3. How many suppliers have been subject to legal action?
4. How much has this exercise cost the Council?

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Deepak Patel
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 7 March 2017.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Michael Almond
Finance Graduate Trainee
Chief Finance Officer's Service
[email address]
 
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Michael Almond,

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Information request
Our reference: 6963896

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Dear Mr. Patel
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 7 February 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Michael Almond
Finance Graduate Trainee
Chief Finance Officer's Service
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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