20047 – Expenses

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Ref: FOI/20047

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

What finance system do you currently have in place?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our finance system can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link: https://www.wmfs.net/foi-entry/19004/

Request

What processes or solutions do you have in place for employees to submit and reclaim expenses?

Reply

See attached – Travel and Subsistence Expenses

FOI20047
Travel and Subsistence Expenses 1.0 Download

Request

How many expense claims were submitted by employees in the last fiscal year?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. We do not keep a record of the number of claims made.

Request

Are employees able to compile, submit and approve expenses remotely?

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service employees are unable to compile, submit and approve expenses remotely for most expenses however they are able to compile, submit and approve expenses remotely for a limited range of expenses

Request

Have there been investigations relating to expense compliance in your organisation in the last 24 months? If so, how many?

Reply

In the last 24 months West Midlands Fire Service has investigated expense compliance as part of wider investigations however there has been no investigations relation solely to relating to expense compliance in the last 24 months.

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