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Costs relating to BiFab: FOI release

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


Information requested

Does the Grant Thornton Supply Chain Commercial Advice of £971k all relate to BiFab? If it doesn’t, how much relates to BiFab and what is the remainder?

Response

The answer to your question is: we do not hold this information. Much of this expenditure would be in relation to BiFab but other aspects of this work were in support of wider financial and commercial supply chain advisory services.

Please note: I have to inform you that in checking the review response it was noted a transposition error had been made in the reply. The 2018-19 figures for Spark Energy and Supply Chain Commercial Advice were accidently switched.

The Grant Thornton line (in the review reply) stated:
 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Total

Grant Thornton

-

£50,875

£431,879

£437,971

£400,242

£1,320,967

Supply Chain Commercial Advice

-

 

£50,875

 

£ 82,651

 

£437,971

 

£400,242

 

£971,739

Spark Energy

-

-

£ 349,228

-

-

£349,228


But the figures in bold have been transposed, meaning that the correct figures are:
 

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Total

Grant Thornton

-

£50,875

£431,879

£437,971

£400,242

£1,320,967

Supply Chain Commercial Advice

-

 

£50,875

 

£349,228

 

£437,971

 

£400,242

 

£1,238,316

Spark Energy

-

-

£82,651

-

-

£82,651

This, of course, materially affects your inquiry as the expenditure in the Grant Thornton Supply Chain Commercial Advice line total is £1,238,316, not £971,739 as the review reply stated. Please accept my apologies for this unfortunate error.

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