Disclosure Details

Payroll - 428/15

Dated: 12 May 2015

Date of request:      27/04/15

Date of response:    11/05/15

Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated  27 April 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

  1.a -How many people who have worked for you were paid off-payroll in the financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15?
1.b -How many people working for you are currently paid off-payroll?
2.a -How many of the off-payroll workers in the 2013/14 financial year were either board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility?
2.b -How many of the off-payroll workers in the 2014/15 financial year were either board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility?
2.c -How many of the off-payroll workers currently working for you are either board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility?
3.a -Please provide the names and job titles for the off-payroll workers in 2013/14 who were either board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility.
3.b -Please provide the names and job titles for the off-payroll workers in 2014/15 who were either board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility.
3.c -Please provide the names and job titles for the off-payroll workers who are currently board members or senior officials with significant financial responsibility.
4 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state the length of time that they have been paid off-payroll.
5 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state the name of the company which was paid for the work.
6 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state whether this firm is a personal service company.
7 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state whether assurances were sought that the correct amount of tax was paid for the work.
8 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state whether assurances were received that the correct amount of tax was paid for the work.
9 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state whether proof was received that the correct amount of tax was paid for the work.
10 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please state whether you took on PAYE responsibilities for the worker and whether you paid National Employment for the work.
11 -For each of the off-payroll workers named in 3a, 3b and 3c, please confirm whether or not the appointment was made because of ‘exceptional circumstances’. If so, please explain what these exceptional circumstances were. 
 

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

 Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1.a - 2c None
3-11 N/a 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

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