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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05260: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it has paid to employment agencies to provide staff in each of the last five years.

Answered by: David Stewart 16 December 2016

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17 projected outturn

Not-IT staff: charges excluding VAT

1,002,428

 

886,377

895,122

1,109,348

1,217,312

414,635

Non-IT staff: non-recoverable VAT

-

 

-

-

214,410

229,429

78,607

IT staff: charges excluding VAT

386,867

 

292,241

438,590

1,111,898

1,157,378

622,928

IT staff: non-recoverable VAT

-

-

-

222,380

231,476

124,586

 

Total charges excluding VAT

1,389,295

 

1,178,618

1,333,712

2,221,246

2,374,690

1,037,563

Total non-recoverable VAT

-

 

-

-

436,790

460,905

203,193

Total

1,389,295

 

1,178,618

1,333,712

2,658,036

2,835,595

1,240,756

Notes: Until 31 March 2014, VAT was recovered on agency invoices.  From 1 April 2014 VAT has only been recovered on agency invoices by exception (charges for £37,299 in 2014-15, £70,167 in 2015-16 and £21,598 in 2016-17 were VAT recoverable). Projected outturn for 2016-17 is based on actual costs to end November and projected spend to year end.