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Total cost of Excess Fares Allowance: FOI release

Published: 18 Mar 2019
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Mar 2019
Total cost of Excess Fares Allowance: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00575
Date received: 23 Feb 2019
Date responded: 13 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

You asked for the following questions to be answered for each year separately from 2019 back to 2009.

  1. The number of individuals in receipt of Excess Fares Allowance (EFA)?
  2. Total cost to Scottish Government of EFA for that year?
  3. Number of cases for each year where an employee has paid money back to Scottish Government in respect of EFA payments and the reason recorded for the payment being recovered by Scottish Government?
  4. Total amount recovered each year from overpayment - in total for each year and also broken down to show each case in a particular year?

 

Response

 

Below is the information available in respect of your questions 1 and 2.  Unfortunately we do not hold readily retrievable data prior to July 2013 when our current payroll system which was introduced.  Likewise data in respect of questions 3 and 4 is not readily retrievable within the cost limit set by the Regulations. which is currently set at £600 (section 12).

 

Period

Total (£)

Total number of claimants

1 July 2013 - 31 December 2013

279,939.00

252

1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014

567,166.33

334

1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015

609,602.08

358

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

600,069.48

299

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

630,510.37

312

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

741,839.61

334

1 January 2019 - 28 February 2019

130,614.96

254

 

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