Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4748

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4748

Date Request Received: 30/11/2018 09:58:35

Date Request Replied To: 03/01/2019 09:20:31

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Request Summary: Queries around new subsidiary

Request Category: Private Individuals






 
Question Number 1:
What are the main reasons for setting up the subsidiary?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Presentation attached Consultation ENGAGEMENT Briefing Document - V3.pdf
 
Question Number 2:
At what stage are plans at now (e.g. has the subsidiary been agreed, have staff been transferred) or are plans currently on hold?
 
Answer To Question 2:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 3:
What services were, or are to be, transferred from the Trust to the new subsidiary?
 
Answer To Question 3:
Pause, therefore Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 4:
How many members of NHS staff were, or are to be, transferred from the Trust to subsidiary.
 
Answer To Question 4:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 5:
What are the roles involved (e.g. porters, carpenters etc.)?
 
Answer To Question 5:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 6:
While employed by the NHS, what has been the minimum hourly rate of pay for staff members who are due to (or who have been) transferred to the subsidiary?
 
Answer To Question 6:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 7:
What is (or will be) the minimum hourly rate of pay for staff that transfer from the Trust to the subsidiary?
 
Answer To Question 7:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 8:
What are the pension arrangements for transferred staff?
 
Answer To Question 8:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 9:
How long are the TUPE arrangements to last for?
 
Answer To Question 9:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 10:
Will any staff employed by the Trust be made redundant due to the subsidiary, and if so, how many?
 
Answer To Question 10:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 11:
How do the pay, terms and conditions for new staff employed directly by the company compare with those transferred from the NHS?

For example, what is the minimum hourly pay for new staff, how do holidays, sick leave, and overtime payments compare?
 
Answer To Question 11:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 12:
What are the pension arrangements for new members of staff?
 
Answer To Question 12:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 13:
a) Which private consultancy firms were used by the Trust to advise on, plan, set up or manage the subsidiary, including firms advising on tax and due diligence?

b) How much has each consultancy firm been paid for these services?

c) What is the total amount paid to consultancy firms for services concerned with planning, setting up or managing the subsidiary?
 
Answer To Question 13:
a) KPMG, Addleshaw Goddard

b) KPMG: £149.7k
Addleshaw Goddard: £38.9k

c) £188.6k
 
Question Number 14:
a) Which Board members of the subsidiary are also Board members of the Trust?

b) How many hours per week, month or year do those who are members of both Boards currently work for each organisation? and

c) What is their current pay per year from each organisation?
 
Answer To Question 14:
Pause, due to Board not progressing at the moment
 
Question Number 15:
Please provide a copy or link to the Business Case for the subsidiary.
 
Answer To Question 15:
We did not complete a business case as NHSI pause happened before the case was due to go to Board. If the Trust decides to go ahead, a case will be produced that meets the revised NHSI guidance.
 
Question Number 16:
Please provide relevant extracts from

a) reports to the Board (including reports from the Finance Committee), and
b) Board minutes that are relevant to the setting up or management of the subsidiary company.
 
Answer To Question 16:
See above
Please see attachments:
Consultation ENGAGEMENT Briefing Document - V3.pdf
 
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