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Freedom of Information

Published on 1 July 2020

Ref: FOI/20047


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.


What finance system do you currently have in place?


Please find attached a list of finance systems.


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


See attached – Travel and Subsistence Expenses


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


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.


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


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


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


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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