Date received: 30 November 2018
Date responded: 21 December 2018
Information regarding a common payments platform project.
1. How much has been spent on this project so far in total and in this financial year?
The project was initiated on 1 September 2018. Spend to date in this financial year has been £129,420 (inc VAT).
2. What is the budget for this project for the current financial year and any future years already budgeted for?
The total project budget allocated currently is £655,890 (inc VAT) to be spent by June 2019. This includes the costs of software development in the prototyping phase, specialist advice on payments / international benchmarks, programme assurance and external contractors within the project team.
At present, the GOV.UK Pay platform only facilitates inbound payments. However, the service will be evaluated during the feasibility phase as one potential solution for that element of a new payments platform in Scotland.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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