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
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.