Posted by: John Brace | 15th August 2018

What has Wirral Council been spending money on in 2017 and 2018?

What has Wirral Council been spending money on in 2017 and 2018?

                                       

Below are scans of copies of invoices I requested from Wirral Council during the recent 30 day public inspection period.

The first invoice is from a property and construction consultancy called Lancaster Maloney for £112,531.20 for “condition surveys” at recreation buildings at various locations including Guinea Gap Fitness Centre and Europa Pools.

The second, third and fourth invoices are from iChange for a management audit covering skills and competency and feedback services costing a total of £67,848.

The fifth invoice (over two pages) from Behavioural Insights Ltd costing £25,091.34 was for “behavioural insights into reducing fly-tipping plus expense incurred”.

There are a series of invoices from Custerian for “Getting it Right Project Support”. The cost of this for July was £23,880, for August was £19,680, for September £19,680, in October was £19,680 and for November £19,680 (total £102,600). Custerian also charged Wirral Council £5,850 for Delivery Workshops and Coaching for Team Leaders plus £2,722.14 for customer care training support.

Lambert Smith Hampton charged Wirral Council £23,499 in an interim invoice for the disposal of Acre Lane in Bromborough and also £1,200 for a valuation report on the site in Saughall Massie where a fire station is being built.

Carter Brown the Expert Service charged £5,808.96.

GVA charged £11,784 for a loan review appraisal to do with the Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone, £9,000 for another loan review appraisal connected to the Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone, £13,125 for a “Maritime Knowledge Hub Report”, £4,230 for a Birkenhead Market Acquisition Paper, £54,000 for the full business case for the Wirral Property Company (later called the Wirral Growth Company Ltd) and £11,700 for a Market Report on the Wirral Strategic Regeneration Framework.

DWF charged Wirral Council £6,025.80 plus £1,410 (total £7,435.80) for their professional charges to do with phase 2 of the Knowledge Maritime Hub. DWF also billed Wirral Council £564 for work on the Tower Road Office Development. £17,164.20 was spent with DWF by Wirral Council on the Hoylake Golf Resort Project.

Bates Wells Braithwaite charged Wirral Council £49,342.67 plus £32,241.60 plus £14023.33 plus £11668.80 (total £107,276.40) over four invoices for “professional charges”.

Bevan Brittan charged £13,727.40 for work on a regeneration project.

Liverpool John Moores University charged £11,458.50 for an evaluation on Drink More Enjoy Less plus £66,602 for an “intelligence and evidence service”.

Liverpool Vision invoiced £9,351.41 for support delivering inward investment and £27,791.51 for the “Costs for use of services of Head of China Affairs”.

Finally Engage Deep Ltd charged £1,533.71 for a “Commercial Awareness Workshop”.

1 Lancaster Maloney Building Surveys £112,531.20

1 Lancaster Maloney Building Surveys £112,531.20

2 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £25,500

2 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £25,500

3 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £25,500

3 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £25,500

4 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £16,848

4 iChange Management Audit Skills and Competency £16,848

5 The Behavioural Insights Team flytipping £25,091.34

5 The Behavioural Insights Team flytipping £25,091.34

6 The Behavioural Insights Team flytipping expenses £123.45

6 The Behavioural Insights Team flytipping expenses £123.45

7 Custerian Getting It Right July £23,880

7 Custerian Getting It Right July £23,880

8 Lambert Smith Hampton Acre Lane £23,499

8 Lambert Smith Hampton Acre Lane £23,499

9 Custerian Getting It Right August £19,680

9 Custerian Getting It Right August £19,680

10 Core Assets Expert Services Ltd £5,808.96

10 Core Assets Expert Services Ltd £5,808.96

11 GVA Loan Review Appraisal £11,784

11 GVA Loan Review Appraisal £11,784

12 Custerian Getting It Right September £19,680

12 Custerian Getting It Right September £19,680

13 GVA Wirral Waters EZ loan review appraisal £9.000

13 GVA Wirral Waters EZ loan review appraisal £9.000

14 DWF Phase 2 Knowledge Maritime Hub £6,025.80

14 DWF Phase 2 Knowledge Maritime Hub £6,025.80

15 DWF Phase 2 Knowledge Maritime Hub £1,410

15 DWF Phase 2 Knowledge Maritime Hub £1,410

16 DWF Tower Road office development WWIF £564

16 DWF Tower Road office development WWIF £564

17 Bates Wells Braithwaite phase 2 £49,342.67

17 Bates Wells Braithwaite phase 2 £49,342.67

18 Bates Wells Braithwaite legal phase 2 £32,241.60

18 Bates Wells Braithwaite legal phase 2 £32,241.60

19 Bates Wells Braithwaite phase 2 £14,023.33

19 Bates Wells Braithwaite phase 2 £14,023.33

20 Bevan Brittan Regeneration Project £13,727.40

20 Bevan Brittan Regeneration Project £13,727.40

21 Bates Wells Braithwaite £11,668.80

21 Bates Wells Braithwaite £11,668.80

22 Liverpool John Moores University Drink Less enjoy more evaluation £11,458.50

22 Liverpool John Moores University Drink Less enjoy more evaluation £11,458.50

23 Lambert Smith Hampton Valuation Report Saughall Massie £1,200

23 Lambert Smith Hampton Valuation Report Saughall Massie £1,200

24 Liverpool Vision Head of China Affairs £27.791.51

24 Liverpool Vision Head of China Affairs £27.791.51

25 GVA Maritime Knowledge Hub Market Report £13,125

25 GVA Maritime Knowledge Hub Market Report £13,125

26 GVA Maritime Knowledge Hub Market Report page 2 £13,125

26 GVA Maritime Knowledge Hub Market Report page 2 £13,125

27 Liverpool Vision Inward Investment £9,351.41

27 Liverpool Vision Inward Investment £9,351.41

28 DWF Wirral Waters Investment Fund £8,497.56

28 DWF Wirral Waters Investment Fund £8,497.56

29 GVA Birkenhead Market £4,230

29 GVA Birkenhead Market £4,230

30 Liverpool John Moores University intelligence and evidence £66,602

30 Liverpool John Moores University intelligence and evidence £66,602

31 GVA full business case Wirral Property Company £45,000

31 GVA full business case Wirral Property Company £45,000

32 Custerian Getting It Right October £19,680

32 Custerian Getting It Right October £19,680

33 Custerian Getting It Right November £19,680

33 Custerian Getting It Right November £19,680

34 DWF Golf Resort Project £17,164.20

34 DWF Golf Resort Project £17,164.20

35 GVA Market Report Wirral Strategic Regeneration Framework £11,700

35 GVA Market Report Wirral Strategic Regeneration Framework £11,700

36 Custerian Delivery Workshops Coaching £5,850

36 Custerian Delivery Workshops Coaching £5,850

37 Custerian Customer Care Training Support £2,722.14

37 Custerian Customer Care Training Support £2,722.14

38 Engage Deep Ltd Commercial Awareness Workshop £1,533.71

38 Engage Deep Ltd Commercial Awareness Workshop £1,533.71

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  1. Well no wonder Wirral has no money to do anything else, with the cost of these invoices, and seeing what some are charging for doing what? i am clearly in the wrong job!


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