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”.
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