Freedom of Information

Where applicable, we publish responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

IT Expenditure 2021/2022

FOI number: FOI22090

FAQ Category: 
Finance and Spending
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Ref: FOI/22090 


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. 


Please include expenditure for the period April to March (or closest period based on your financial year). Please enter in £s, not £000s or £ms. 

Please include revenue and capital expenditure, if possible. 

Item Notes 2021/22 Comments 
Application Development External supplier developing software customised to your requirements     
Application Integration External supplier integrating separate applications you use to enable exchange of functionality/information     
Application Hosting Hosting applications on an external supplier's servers     
Other Hosting Web or file hosting on an external supplier's servers     
IT Consulting External supplier providing advice about how to align IT to business requirements. Please exclude maintenance, support or advice through a managed service     
Permanent IT staff Salary costs of internal, permanent IT staff     
Temporary IT staff Salary costs of internal, temporary IT staff     

Please do not include spend through a managed service. If any or all of the above are provided through a managed service, please enter '0', and state 'Managed service' in Comments column. 


This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Expenditure for ICT is provided in the published Transparency Reports and can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

Once downloaded, please see Column E within the spreadsheet for Categories. 

ICT is under the Expenditure Category ‘Communication & Computing’.  

Please refer to the ‘CIPFA Detailed Expenditure Type’ Heading (Column G) for further information.  

Item Notes 2021/22 Comments 
Permanent IT staff  Salary costs of internal, permanent IT staff  £2,342,304 Includes pay, ERS NI, ERS Pension Costs plus delayed 21/22 pay award but no out of hours allowances  
Temporary IT staff  Salary costs of internal, temporary IT staff  £534,698 as above 

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