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FOI 12298

Financial & Workforce Efficiencies


I am researching financial and workforce efficiency in local
government. Under the FOI act please provide the following
1) For each of the last 5 financial years, please provide:
a) The total number of invoices that the authority has processed
through accounts payable (AP).
b) The total expenditure through AP.

2) Do you currently use/has any 3rd parties completed a duplicate
payment review/statement review in the last 5 years? If so please
specific the name of the company and the contract end date.

3) What is the total value of duplicated invoices/erroneous
payments that have been identified by any 3rd parties in the last 5
years or in any period reviewed (please specify).

4) How much did the 3rd party invoice the authority for any review
work undertaken?

5) What accounting system does the authority use (Oracle,
E-Financials, Agresso, Sage etc.)?

6) Please state the authority’s total spend on agency staff in the
last financial year (14/15), split by the following staff
categories, including all spend on agency staff outside of the
categories specified as “other”:
• Social workers
• Residential homecare staff
• Domiciliary care staff
• Others (please describe the staff)

7) Please provide a list of the 10 most utilized agencies in the
last financial year.

8) Does the council use any 3rd party services or software to
manage/book agency workers? If so please state the name of the
company used, the services provided and the amount that the
authority spent on these services/software in the last financial


In response to your FOI request, please see the attached excel document.