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FOI 13330

Consultants spend

Request

I would please like to know:
1. Total amounts spent on consultants by your authority for the last 5 financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.
2. For each year I would also like to know the highest hourly fee paid to a consultant and for how many hours they worked.

3. For each year I would like the top supplier for consultancy services and the value.

Response

In response to you FOI request I can confirm the following:

1) Total amounts spent on consultants by your authority for the last 5 financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

2011/12 Figure Not Available (Please see previous FOI for information - http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/foi.php?foiId=9934)
2012/13 £207,614
2013/14 £251,412
2014/15 £133,314
2015/16 £28,173

2) For each year I would also like to know the highest hourly fee paid to a consultant and for how many hours they worked.

2011/12 Figure not available
2012/13 Majority of the invoices were fixed fees.
2013/14 Majority of the invoices were fixed fees, or day rates. Highest day rate was £972.
2014/15 Majority of the invoices were fixed fees, or day rates. Highest day rate was £972.
2015/16 Majority of the invoices were fixed fees, or day rates. Highest day rate was £950.

3. For each year I would like the top supplier for consultancy services and the value.

2011/12 Figure not available
2012/13 Campbell Tickle £86,572
2013/14 Campbell Tickle £94,067
2014/15 Midland HR £147,110
2015/16 Valueworks £15,738