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Consultancy

Requested on
Sat 19th April, 2014
Reference
FOI 1270
Resolution
Information provided

Question

How much money did your authority spend on consultants in the financial year 2010/11?
How many days of consultancy did your authority pay for in the financial year 2010/11?
What was the highest daily rate that you paid to an individual consultant in the financial year 2010/11?
Further to question 3, what was the name of the consultancy firm for whom the highest paid individual consultant works?
Further to question 3, what was the name of the consultant?
How much was your wage bill for permanent staff in the financial year 2010/11

Answer

1)     How much money did your authority spend on consultants in the financial year 2010/11? 
Revenue consultancy costs 238,729.13
Capital Consultancy costs 1,888,238.49
Total £ 2,126,967.62
 
2)     How many days of consultancy did your authority pay for in the financial year 2010/11?
3)     What was the highest daily rate that you paid to an individual consultant in the financial year 2010/11?
4)     Further to question 3, what was the name of the consultancy firm for whom the highest paid individual consultant works?
5)     Further to question 3, what was the name of the consultant?

Are are unable to answer the above questions 2-5 as this would involve a manual check of all 417 transactions on our financial system, and the time required to manually locate and retrieve information regarding regarding the total number of days of consultancy and the highest daily rate paid, would exceed the appropriate limit for dealing with requests set out in section 12 of the Act and the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations.  

In order to try and accommodate your request within the scope of the Act ,  the Council could consider a request which is less wide-ranging,  such as a breakdown of consultancy spend by supplier.  If you would like this information, please let us know. 

6)     How much was your wage bill for permanent staff in the financial year 2010/11?
Total salary costs for permanent staff  £11,413,289.33. 

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