Freedom of Information Request

Finance and Duplicate Payments

Received: 15 February 2023

Under the FOI act, please can you confirm the following:

1. In total, how many purchase ledger invoices (volumes), did Barnet Council process in the last financial year (i.e. 2021/22)?

2. Do you currently use / have you within the last four years used any third-party companies to
carry out a duplicate payments / purchase ledger statement review?

a. If so, please specify the name of the third-party company.
b. Please confirm the dates of which the review was carried out.
c. How many years of data was reviewed? Please specify the dates.
d. Please confirm total identified value and volume of claims.
e. Please confirm total recovered value and volume of claims. Cancelled
f. Please provide a breakdown of the values and volumes recovered, between the following categories:
Duplicates / errors £ /
VAT £ /
Statements / credits £ /
Other £ /

g. How much did the third-party company invoice for any review work undertaken?
h. When is the next audit expected to take place?

3. Does Barnet Council currently use any software in order to detect and prevent duplicate payments?
If so, please specify:
a. The name of the software used
b. The name of the company who provides the software
c. How long the service is contracted for
d. The expiry date of the contract
e. The total contract cost

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download