IPSA's annual postage costs

Request

Under a FOI request could I ask for the annual totals paid for postage & mail both to and from the department in the years of 2012,2013 & 2014 to date?

Further to the above could I ask who the organisation/supplier providing the service was and the break down to show the amount paid to the supplier individually?


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

As the payroll agent for all MPs and their staff, IPSA’s postage costs are predominantly incurred through the posting of payslips and payroll information. We also exchange written correspondence with MPs, their staff and many third parties.

Please find attached, at Annex A, postage costs incurred by IPSA, and IPSA staff, broken down by financial year and supplier.

Annex A

Supplier2012-132013-142014-15 (to end of Nov)
Royal Mail£23,548.46£19,628.93£12,936.81
City Sprint£2,118.76£1,537.87£525.37
Pitney Bowes£1,349.92£2,303.74£410.80
Reimbursed Expenses of IPSA Staff*£58.30£182.58£114.47
ANNUAL TOTAL£27,075.44£23,653.12£13,987.45

*This is the cost incurred by IPSA staff members who paid for business postage at the Post Office, and were reimbursed for the cost.

Ref:
F1415-099
Disclosure:
December 22, 2014
Categories:
IPSA - FINANCIAL
Exemptions Applied: