I am looking for some help from the network. I am wanting to know what provision there is nationally regarding managed accounts, and how much local authorities allow as part of Direct Payments for managed accounts for the following services to be provided by in-house or external managed account providers.
Advertisement and help with recruitment of staff (including checks)
Payroll Calculation and payment of wages/tax and NI
Liaison/management, and payment of agency contracts
Management of monies in designated account
We are looking at how much we need to increase our DP’s by as the current service provision is paid for through a Block Contract to a single provider, and they currently have no idea of their unit costs for each element of their service.
Posted by Sharon Calline from City of York Council.