Company running FTP has charged £590,000 in expenses – so far
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 8:30AM GMT.
CONSULTANTS being used as part of the States-wide efficiency drive have racked up expenses totalling nearly £590,000 so far.
The figure was revealed in written answers to Deputy Mary Lowe produced before an update report on the financial transformation programme was published for States debate in January.
That report said if the programme delivered on £31m. of annually recurring savings, then Capita would be paid a total of £3.8m. – a figure which did not include expenses.
In November, Deputy Lowe, pictured, asked the chief minister for a breakdown of payments to Capita since the programme began.
The answers revealed that in the first year the States paid £256,437 in expenses, the second £140,052 and in the year up to September 2012 £191,015.
But Chief Minister Peter Harwood said that expenses were payable on all days the company was in the island, capped at £180 per day, but stressed that ‘we are currently working on an average of under £145 per day’.