SPPA is a public body and an agency of the Scottish Government. We always aim to be open and transparent. As part of this, at the end of each financial year we publish certain details about the amount of money we have spent.

We split the payments we have made into categories – expand each category to see detailed descriptions of individual payments, including the payee, date of payment and amount paid.

Payments above £25,000

2020/21

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Dates Description

Heywood Limited

41,490.84 08-Apr-2020 Software additions
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 09-Apr-2020 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited  624,000.00 15-Apr-2020 Software license
Heywood Limited  1,017,991.48 15-Apr-2020 Project support costs
Pulsion Technology Limited 29,808.00 23-Apr-2020 Computer Maintenance
Pulsion Technology Limited 28,728.00
 
23-Apr-2020
 
Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 62,527.20
 
24-Apr-2020
 
Project Support Costs
Heywood Limited 149,007.05
 
28-Apr-2020
 
Software additions
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
29-Apr-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
19-May-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Gartner UK Limited
 
65,400.00
 
20-May-2020
 
Corporate subscriptions
 
Heywood Limited
 
27,331.20
 
20-May-2020
 
Project support costs
 
HP Inc. UK Limited
 
76,577.76
 
20-May-2020
 
Hardware additions
 
Heywood Limited
 
45,140.20
 
25-May-2020
 
Software additions
 
Pendragon
 
38,520.00
 
25-May-2020
 
Corporate subscriptions
 
Heywood Limited
 
80,006.40
 
05-Jun-2020
 
Software additions
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
22-Jun-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Heywood Limited
 
27,686.05
 
29-Jun-2020
 
Software additions
 
Pulsant (South Gyle) Limited
 
41,668.74
 
10-Jul-2020
 
Computer Maintenance
 
Heywood Limited
 
39,188.40
 
21-Jul-2020
 
Project support costs
 
Swarco UK Limited
 
29,560.68
 
23-Jul-2020
 
Building additions
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
27-Jul-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
24-Aug-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Oracle Corporation UK Limited
 
52,999.55
 
31-Aug-2020
 
Software license
 
Scottish Borders Council
 
126,325.92
 
07-Sep-2020
 
Business Rates
 
Royal Mail Group Limited
 
43,147.55
 
25-Sep-2020
 
Postage Costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
07-Oct-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
28-Oct-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Zellis UK Ltd
 
87,081.99
 
12-Nov-2020
 
Computer Maintenance
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
26-Nov-2020
 
Actuarial costs
 
Heywood Limited
 
37,972.80
 
23-Dec-2020
 
Project support costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
21-Jan-2021
 
Actuarial costs
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
22-Jan-2021
 
Actuarial costs
 
Heywood Limited
 
1,200,000.00
 
05-Feb-2021
 
Software license
 
Government Actuary's Dept
 
170,000.40
 
22-Feb-2021
 
Actuarial costs
 
Netcall Technology Limited
 
37,216.80
 
23-Feb-2021
 
Computer Maintenance
 
Softcat Plc
 
59,252.35
 
02-Mar-2021
 
Software additions & Computer Maintenance
 
Heywood Limited
 
972,552.83
 
03-Mar-2021
 
Project support costs
 
Heywood Limited
 
478,677.60
 
03-Mar-2021
 
Project support costs
 
Gartner UK Limited
 
65,400.00
 
23-Mar-2021
 
Corporate subscriptions
 
Pulsion Technology Limited
 
28,728.00
 
23-Mar-2021
 
Computer Maintenance
 
Pulsion Technology Limited
 
29,376.00
 
23-Mar-2021
 
Computer Maintenance
 
Heywood Limited 52,705.51 25-Mar-2021 Project support costs

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2019/20

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Dates Description
Royal Mail Group Limited 34,867.14 10-Apr-2019 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 1,454,140.80 19-Apr-2019 Computer Maintenance
Gartner UK Limited 63,360.00 03-May-2019 Corporate Subscriptions
Pulsion Technology Limited 28,728.00 03-May-2019 Computer Maintenance 
Pulsion Technology Limited 29,808.00 03-May 2019 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 466,400.08 06-May-2019 Software Additions
Netcall Telecom Limited 34,540.80 06-May-2019 Computer Maintenance
Pendragon 38,520.00 13-May-2019 Corporate Subscriptions
Royal Mail Group Limited 36,984.53 13-May-2019 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 63,608.40 23-May-2019 Project Support Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 30-May-2019 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 453,655.15 07-Jun-2019 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 451,200.00 12-Jun-2019 Computer Maintenance
Royal Mail Group Limited 36,896.90 18-Jun-2019 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 27,211.20 21-Jun-2019 Project Support Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 08-Jul-2019 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 08-Jul-2019 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 248,763.93 09-Jul-2019 Software Additions
Oracle Corporation UK Limited 50,961.11 09-Jul-2019 Software Licence
Heywood Limited 72,000.00 19-Jul-2019 Software Additions
Netcall Telecom Limited  50,353.20 19-Jul-2019 Hardware Additions
Heywood Limited 330,368.20 29-Jul-2019 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 465,446.75 20-Aug-2019 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 110,583.60 22-Aug-2019 Software Additions
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 26-Aug-2019 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 30-Aug-2019 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 08-Oct-2019 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 155,693.68 17-Oct-2019 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 129,789.75 17-Oct-2019 Software Additions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 49,587.14 05-Nov-2019 Temporary Staff Costs
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 13-Nov-2019 Actuarial Costs
Zellis UK Ltd 64,930.96 19-Nov-2019 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 20-Nov-2019 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 62,886,56 09-Dec-2019 Software Additions
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 20-Dec-2019 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 136,758.00 10-Jan-2020 Project Support Costs
Heywood Limited 243,661.95 10-Jan-2020 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 39,628.80 30-Jan-2020 Project Support Costs
Heywood Limited 44,088.78 30-Jan-2020 Software Additions
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 31-Jan-2020 Actuarial Costs
HP Inc. UK Limited 54,375.60 13-Feb-2020 Hardware Additions
Netcall Technology Limited 35,958.00 18-Feb-2020 Computer Maintenance
Sopra Steria Limited 66,930.96 18-Feb-2020 Consultancy
Government Actuary's Dept 169,200.00 05-Mar-2020 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 464,736.00 25-Mar-2020 Computer Maintenance

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

2018/19

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Skills Development Scotland Company Limited 33,458.81 13-Apr-2018 Temporary staff costs
Pulsion Technology Limited 28,728.00 24-Apr-2018 Computer maintenance
Royal Mail Group Limited 36,336.56 24-Apr-2018 Postage costs
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 30-Apr-2018 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 36,233.94 03-May-2018 Software additions
Heywood Limited 57,325.20 11-May-2018 Project support costs
Royal Mail Group Limited 44,208.22 11-May-2018 Postage costs
Pendragon 35,040.00 23-May-2018 Corporate subscriptions
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 12-Jun-2018 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 57,325.20 26-Jun-2018 Project support costs
Heywood Limited 57,325.20 26-Jun-2018 Project support costs
HP Inc. UK Limited 30,404.16 26-Jun-2018 Hardware additions
Royal Mail Group Limited 36,496.52 26-Jun-2018 Postage costs
Pulsion Technology Limited 29,808.00 17-Jul-2018 Computer maintenance
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 30-Jul-2018 Actuarial costs
Oracle Corporation UK Limited 277,061.27 02-Aug-2018 Software license
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 08-Aug-2018 Actuarial costs
Skills Development Scotland Company Limited 31,740.15 16-Aug-2018 Temporary staff costs
Heywood Limited 138,280.80 04-Sep-2018 Software additions
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 14-Sep-2018 Actuarial costs
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 14-Sep-2018 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 235,030.80 26-Sep-2018 Software additions
Heywood Limited 297,430.80 24-Oct-2018 Software additions
Skills Development Scotland Company Limited 36,706.51 29-Oct-2018 Temporary staff costs
Heywood Limited 201,430.80 27-Nov-2018 Software additions
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 62,433.70 30-Nov-2018 Computer maintenance
The Gate Worldwide Limited 25,010.88 03-Dec-2018 Website Development
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 07-Dec-2018 Actuarial costs
Government Actuary's Department 39,120.00 07-Dec-2018 Actuarial costs
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 07-Dec-2018 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 237,430.80 24-Dec-2018 Software additions
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 11-Jan-2019 Actuarial costs
Government Actuary's Department 43,440.00 11-Jan-2019 Actuarial costs
Dell Computer Corporation Limited 31,664.70 15-Jan-2019 Hardware maintenance
Heywood Limited 304,976.40 21-Jan-2019 Software additions
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 32,400.00 28-Jan-2019 Corporate subscriptions
Heywood Limited 26,167.20 08-Feb-2019 Project support costs
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 11-Feb-2019 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 294,348.00 28-Feb-2019 Software additions
Government Actuary's Department 169,200.00 04-Mar-2019 Actuarial costs
Heywood Limited 41,467.20 13-Mar-2019 Project support costs
Heywood Limited 37,808.40 21-Mar-2019 Project support costs
Heywood Limited 218,653.20 29-Mar-2019 Software additions

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

2017/18

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Pulsion Technology Limited 28,728.00 25-Apr-2017 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 25-Apr-2017 Actuarial Costs
Pulsion Technology Limited 29,808.00 25-Apr-2017 Computer Maintenance
Royal Mail Group Limited 47,533.95 10-May-2017 Postage Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 15-May-2017 Actuarial Costs
Pendragon 35,040.00 25-May-2017 Corporate Subscriptions
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 09-Jun-2017 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 13-Jun-2017 Actuarial Costs
Royal Mail Group Limited 35,867.51 13-Jun-2017 Postage Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 23-Jun-2017 Actuarial Costs
Royal Mail Group Limited 34,483.90 23-Jun-2017 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 41,499.17 24-Jul-2017 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 31-Jul-2017 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 21-Aug-2017 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 46,785.61 25-Aug-2017 Software Additions
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 88,004.24 30-Aug-2017 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 04-Oct-2017 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 24-Oct-2017 Actuarial Costs
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 382,360.80 31-Oct-2017 Software License
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 60,032.40 31-Oct-2017 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 16-Nov-2017 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 14-Dec-2017 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 29,802.00 25-Dec-2017 Project Support Costs
Heywood Limited 29,802.00 25-Dec-2017 Project Support Costs
Trustmarque Solutions Limited 34,741.68 17-Jan-2018 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 57,091.20 26-Jan-2018 Project Support Costs
Netcall Telecom Limited 27,585.60 26-Jan-2018 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 29-Jan-2018 Actuarial Costs
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 32,400.00 01-Feb-2018 Corporate Subscriptions
Heywood Limited 57,091.20 23-Feb-2018 Project Support Costs
Heywood Limited 1,398,574.80 16-Mar-2018 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 20-Mar-2018 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 43,291.20 23-Mar-2018 Project Support Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 214,800.00 26-Mar-2018 Actuarial Costs
Digital Communication Systems Limited 28,988.40 26-Mar-2018 Furniture & Fittings Additions

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2016/17

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Taylor Clarke Partnership Limited 28,500.00 01-Apr-2016 Job related training
GSH UK Regions Limited 69,262.32 12-Apr-2016 Furniture & Fittings Additions
Pulsion Technology Limited 54,000.00 12-Apr-2016 Software Additions
Hymans Robertson LLP 51,600.00 12-Apr-2016 Pension Reform Communication
Trustmarque Solutions Limited 41,896.90 13-Apr-2016 Software Additions
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 353,040.00 19-Apr-2016 IT Software Licence
HP Inc. UK Limited 69,693.02 21-Apr-2016 IT Hardware
HP Inc. UK Limited 43,176.96 22-Apr-2016 Computer Maintenance
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 32,400.00 04-May-2016 Corporate Subscriptions
Government Actuarys' Department 88,800.00 06-May-2016 Actuarial Costs
Pulsion Technology Limited 28,008.00 06-May-2016 Software Additions
APS Group (Scotland) Limited 37,017.31 12-May-2016 Postage Costs
Whistl UK Limited 30,712.18 17-May-2016 Postage Costs
Whistl UK Limited 50,950.34 18-May-2016 Postage Costs
Whistl UK Limited 59,384.66 18-May-2016 Postage Costs
Whistl UK Limited 58,431.13 25-May-2016 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 499,928.40 27-May-2016 Computer Maintenance
Pendragon 35,040.00 27-May-2016 Corporate Subscriptions
Heywood Limited 130,887.60 03-Jun-2016 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 148,735.20 03-Jun-2016 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 150,000.00 03-Jun-2016 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 65,092.80 03-Jun-2016 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 241,200.00 03-Jun-2016 Computer Maintenance
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 61,560.00 03-Jun-2016 Software Additions
Capita IT Services Limited 29,384.15 22-Jun-2016 IT Hardware and computer maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 27-Jun-2016 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 25-Jul-2016 Actuarial Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 111,020.63 05-Aug-2016 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 22-Aug-2016 Actuarial Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 55,200.00 01-Sep-2016 Pension Record Analysis
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 09-Sep-2016 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 11-Oct-2016 Actuarial Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 32,400.00 13-Oct-2016 Pension Record Analysis
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 04-Nov-2016 Actuarial Costs
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 88,004.24 11-Nov-2016 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 28-Nov-2016 Actuarial Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 28,206.60 29-Nov-2016 Temporary Staff Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 28,206.60 16-Dec-2016 Temporary Staff Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 21-Dec-2016 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 13-Feb-2017 Actuarial Costs
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 26,583.38 16-Feb-2017 Pension Scheme Sanction Charges
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 28,206.60 20-Feb-2017 Temporary Staff Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 28,206.60 20-Feb-2017 Temporary Staff Costs
KPMG LLP 30,000.00 23-Feb-2017 Consultancy
Government Actuarys' Department 100,800.00 24-Feb-2017 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 2,268,680.40 01-Mar-2017 IT Software License and Computer Maintenance
KPMG LLP 28,800.00 06-Mar-2017 Consultancy

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2015/16

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Heywood Limited 34,506.19 01-Apr-2015 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 180,000.00 01-Apr-2015 Software Additions
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 32,400.00 02-Apr-2015 Corporate Subscriptions
Heywood Limited 720,000.00 02-Apr-2015 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 142,454.20 02-Apr-2015 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 87,879.46 03-Apr-2015 Computer Maintenance
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 117,538.99 16-Apr-2015 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 47,928.34 30-Apr-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 35,390.24 30-Apr-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 59,723.96 30-Apr-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 27,169.69 30-Apr-2015 Actuarial Costs
Hymans Robertson LLP 29,200.92 08-May-2015 Pension Reform Communication
Heywood Limited 152,400.00 13-May-2015 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 134,112.00 13-May-2015 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 67,056.00 13-May-2015 Computer Maintenance
Whistl Scotland Limited 56,272.41 13-May-2015 Postage Costs
Whistl Scotland Limited 37,307.77 20-May-2015 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 33,201.97 01-Jun-2015 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 286,500.00 01-Jun-2015 Software Additions
Whistl Scotland Limited 31,375.70 09-Jun-2015 Postage Costs
Heywood Limited 240,000.00 12-Jun-2015 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 150,000.00 07-Jul-2015 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 150,000.00 31-Jul-2015 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 21-Aug-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 21-Aug-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 21-Aug-2015 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 480,000.00 24-Aug-2015 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 03-Sep-2015 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 494,000.40 28-Sep-2015 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 14-Oct-2015 Actuarial Costs
Scottish Borders Council 57,929.41 27-Oct-2015 Building Additions
Heywood Limited 180,000.00 10-Nov-2015 Software Additions
Northgate Arinso UK Limited 175,521.10 11-Nov-2015 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 12-Nov-2015 Actuarial Costs
Pendragon 31,800.00 26-Nov-2015 Corporate Subscriptions
Heywood Limited 420,000.00 11-Dec-2015 Software Additions
Trustmarque Solutions Limited 356,061.59 23-Dec-2015 IT Software Licence
Dell Computer Corporation Limited 129,810.25 25-Dec-2015 IT Hardware Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 28-Jan-2016 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 28-Jan-2016 Actuarial Costs
Capita Employee Benefits Limited 176,400.00 29-Jan-2016 IT Software Licence
Heywood Limited 192,900.00 10-Feb-2016 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 28,200.10 12-Feb-2016 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 07-Mar-2016 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 176,400.00 22-Mar-2016 Actuarial Costs

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2014/15

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Heywood Limited 120,000.00 15-Apr-2014 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 138,276.54 15-Apr-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 60,000.00 15-Apr-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 60,000.00 15-Apr-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 120,000.00 15-Apr-2014 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 59,829.48 15-Apr-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 480,000.00 15-Apr-2014 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 36,823.28 25-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 53,803.50 25-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 39,107.05 25-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 34,265.87 28-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 50,541.65 28-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 29,126.99 28-Apr-2014 Actuarial Costs
TNT Post Scotland Limited 26,699.92 15-May-2014 Postage Costs
Pendragon 31,800.00 22-May-2014 Corporate Subscriptions
TNT Post Scotland Limited 29,352.22 22-May-2014 Postage Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 107,829.55 05-Jun-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 50,474.95 06-Jun-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 30,593.59 06-Jun-2014 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 273,868.20 10-Jun-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 150,000.00 10-Jun-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 600,000.00 10-Jun-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 246,091.80 10-Jun-2014 Software Additions
TNT Post Scotland Limited 37,411.37 11-Jun-2014 Postage Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 46,735.75 04-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuary's Department 38,654.17 04-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 55,528.26 04-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 47,197.19 04-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 44,480.89 04-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 25,055.78 04-Aug-2014 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 32,541.30 14-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 45,993.41 15-Aug-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 26,707.78 01-Oct-2014 Actuarial Costs
Flexiform Business Furniture Limited 29,383.20 03-Oct-2014 Furniture & Fittings Additions
Heywood Limited 102,000.00 20-Oct-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 660,000.00 20-Oct-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 279,132.11 20-Oct-2014 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 36,475.02 27-Oct-2014 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 84,000.00 07-Nov-2014 Software Additions
Heywood Limited 360,000.00 07-Nov-2014 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 80,073.31 17-Nov-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 25,459.57 18-Nov-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 42,779.17 18-Nov-2014 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 77,440.61 20-Nov-2014 Software Additions
Digital Communication System Limited 82,068.00 02-Dec-2014 IT Hardware Additions
Heywood Limited 180,000.00 02-Dec-2014 Software Additions
Government Actuarys' Department 66,188.75 09-Jan-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 28,673.26 09-Jan-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 44,066.89 19-Jan-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 97,180.42 20-Jan-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 71,154.86 17-Feb-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 32,139.77 17-Feb-2015 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 62,593.69 17-Feb-2015 Software Additions
Hymans Robertson LLP 82,152.91 23-Feb-2015 Pension Reform Communication
Heywood Limited 102,448.12 06-Mar-2015 Software Additions
Dell Computer Corporation Limited 31,300.80 12-Mar-2015 Computer Maintenance
Government Actuarys' Department 49,853.69 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 47,430.31 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 35,268.79 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 30,755.34 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 49,645.21 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 30,522.53 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 48,724.62 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 62,174.22 30-Mar-2015 Actuarial Costs
Hymans Robertson Limited 82,380.73 31-Mar-2015 Pension

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2013/14

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Government Actuarys' Department 59,412.30 16-Apr-2013 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 32,463.97 17-Apr-2013 Software (excluding licenses) additions
Borders College 29,975.00 23-Apr-2013 Job-Related Training
Government Actuarys' Department 55,785.02 29-Apr-2013 Actuarial Costs
Pendragon 31,800.00 24-May-2013 Corporate Subscriptions
Government Actuarys' Department 46,320.30 10-Jun-2013 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 58,579.01 12-Jul-2013 Software (excluding licenses) additions
Government Actuarys' Department 39,258.12 26-Jul-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 113,366.00 26-Jul-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 26,401.06 26-Jul-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 63,170.68 08-Oct-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 116,113.34 08-Oct-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 55,393.38 20-Nov-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 26,141.40 21-Nov-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 76,955.36 04-Nov-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 31,935.77 19-Nov-2013 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 28,436.72 08-Jan-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 33,157.33 08-Jan-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 32,120.10 08-Jan-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 28,174.43 08-Jan-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 54,720.52 08-Jan-2014 Actuarial Costs
Dell Computer Corporation Limited 39,849.95 11-Feb-2014 IT Hardware additions
Oracle Corporation UK Limited 87,581.24 18-Feb-2014 Software (excluding licenses) additions
Heywood Limited 64,039.50 04-Mar-2014 Software (excluding licenses) additions
Heywood Limited 74,278.14 04-Mar-2014 Software (excluding licenses) additions
Government Actuarys' Department 34,743.17 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 29,338.78 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 45,026.52 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 25,054.86 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 42,696.80 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 25,040.59 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 71,483.16 05-Mar-2014 Actuarial Costs
NorthgateArinso UK Limited 148,150.88 12-Mar-2014 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 39,639.30 24-Mar-2014 Software (excluding license) additions
Heywood Limited 34,846.57 24-Mar-2014 Software (excluding licenses) additions

2012/13

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 30,000.00 16/04/2012 Corporate Subscriptions
CEM Benchmarking UK Limited 30,000.00 28/03/2013 Corporate Subscriptions
Dalton Airfield Estate Limited 140,967.90 20/04/2012 Office Rent
Dalton Airfield Estate Limited 159,042.70 23/07/2012 Office Rent
Dalton Airfield Estate Limited 162,113.10 22/11/2012 Office Rent
Dalton Airfiled Estate Limited 162,113.10 21/01/2013 Office Rent
Government Actuarys' Department 28,444.50 09/10/2012 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 42,764.94 09/10/2012 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 39,692.34 06/11/2012 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 41,911.16 25/12/2012 Actuarial Costs
Government Actuarys' Department 38,055.78 12/02/2013 Actuarial Costs
Heywood Limited 32,206.98 24/04/2012 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 32,278.57 24/04/2012 Software (excluding licences) additions
Heywood Limited 219,883.80 29/06/2012 Computer Maintenance
Heywood Limited 40,003.89 21/03/2013 Software (excluding licences) additions
NorthgateArinso UK Limited 142,296.76 18/02/2013 Computer Maintenance
Pendragon 28,800.00 24/08/2012 Corporate Subscriptions
Pinsent Masons 4,691,628.50 28/03/2013 Purchase of Office Building
TNT Post Scotland Limited 29,976.34 04/06/2012 Postage Costs

 

Overseas travel

2020/21

No expenditure

2019/20

No expenditure

2018/19

No expenditure

2017/18

No expenditure

2016/17

Country Amount (£s) Payment Date Travel Date Reason for travel Description
United States of America 5,298.22 22-Jun-2016 30-Apr-2016 To attend the annual global pension administration peer conference organised by CEM, which provides pension administrators with insight into how the world’s top pension funds serve their members. This investment is in relation to the Digital Agency agenda Hotel Accomodation & Flights (for 2 members of staff)

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2015/16

Country Amount (£s) Payment Date Travel Date Reason for travel Description
United States of America 736.27 07-Jul-2015 09-May2015 To attend the annual global pension administration peer conference organised by CEM, which provides pension administrators with insight into how the world’s top pension funds serve their members. This investment is in relation to the Digital Agency agenda. Hotel Accommodation
Denmark 743.35 25-Aug-2015 & 28-Oct-2015 28-Oct2015 To attend the European Pension Administration Benchmarking conference organised by CEM. Hotel Accommodation & Flights (for 2 members of staff)

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2014/15

Country Amount (£s) Payment Date Travel Date Reason for travel Description
United States of America 4,068.41 18-Mar-2015 09-May-2015 To attend CEM annual global pension administration peer conference, which provides pension administrators with insight into how the world's top pension funds serve their members. This investment is in relation to the Digital Agency agenda. Air travel (Edinburgh to Sacramento & return)

2013/14

No expenditure

2012/13

Country Amount (£s) Payment Date Travel Date Reason for travel Description
Isle of Man 68.00 31/05/2012 15/09/2011 Meeting with Isle of Man government - contractual requirement 1 nights hotel accommodation in Douglas*
Isle of Man 23.50 31/05/2012 15/09/2011 Meeting with Isle of Man government - contractual requirement Travel & subsistence for 1 person in Douglas*
Isle of Man 45.10 31/05/2012 15/09/2011 Meeting with Isle of Man government - contractual requirement Transport - Taxi, in Douglas*
Austria 370.15 20/11/2012 18/10/2012 Meeting of the working group of the European Association of Public Service Pensions Institutions 1 nights hotel accommodation in Vienna**
Austria 373.04 02/10/2012 18/10/2012 Meeting of the working group of the European Association of Public Service Pensions Institutions Transport - flight to Vienna

* these costs are offset by income generated from SPPA's service contract with the Isle of Man Government.

** All these costs are recoverable from the European Association of Public Service Pensions Institutions.

External consultancy

2020/21

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Quo Imus Ltd
 
 9,900.00 
 
Software development assurance
 
Capgemini UK PLC 
 
 114,750.00 
 
Rapid Review Report
 

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts. 

2019/20

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Be Positive Resources Ltd 65,565.00 Business analyst support
Joan McFadden 18,506.00 Communications support
Quo Imus Ltd 2,376.00 Software development assurance
Sopra Steria Limited 79,783.52 Strategic architecture review

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts. 

2018/19

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Harvey Nash PLC 5,000.00 Communications Review
Be Positive Resources Ltd 34,875.00 Business analyst support
Quo Imus Ltd 15,345.00 Software development assurance
Nelson Howells Ltd 4,000.00 Organisational development

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

2017/18

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Quo Imus Ltd 21,384.00 Software development health check
North Network Ltd 2,400.00 Cyber security & resilience report
Spring Technology 42,000.00 IT resilience review
Harvey Nash PLC 21,300.00 Communications review

Recoverable and non-recoverable VAT is included

2016/17

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Quo Imus Ltd 20,196.00 Software development health check
Robin Iffa Training Ltd 31,125.42 Support for One SPPA project
Spring Technology 52,269.00 Data architect services
KPMG LLP 58,800.00 Review of pension scheme governance arrangements
Parity Professionals Ltd 76,351.50 Security advisory services

Recoverable and non-recoverable VAT is included

2015/16

Payee Amount (£s) Description
Capita Business Services Ltd 3,952.68 Support for SPPA Business Transformation Programme
Open Change Ltd 15,601.35 Support customer experience review
Robin Iffla Training Ltd 3,000.00 Support One SPPA project

Recoverable and non-recoverable VAT is included

2014/15

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Acuity Business Solutions 13,367.24 29-Oct-2014 Project related advisory costs associated with the procurement of the new pension administration and payroll system
Capita Business Services Limited 5,929.02 09-Dec-2014 Consultancy Support for SPPA Business Transformation Programme

Recoverable and non-recoverable VAT is included

2013/14

No expenditure

2012/13

No expenditure

Hospitality and entertainment

2020/21

No expenditure

2019/20

No expenditure

2018/19

No expenditure

2017/18

No expenditure

2016/17

No expenditure

2015/16

No expenditure

2014/15

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Burts Hotel Melrose 152.85 08-Jan-2015 Business meeting and dinner between senior management representatives from SPPA and supplier of pension administration system

2013/14

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Howies Restaurant Edinburgh 20.1 25/09/2013 Lunch with MyCSP representative, Edinburgh

2012/13

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
Marmions Brasserie 50.15 05/02/2013 Business lunch with the Chief Executive of UK Public Sector Pension Scheme

Public Relations

2020/21

No expenditure

2019/20

Description Amount (£s)
Conferences and exhibitions 4,397.76

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts. 

2018/19

Description Amount (£s)
Branding and Design 8,064.00
Conferences and exhibitions

4,586.16

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

Employees who are paid more that £150,000

2020/21

There are no employees or members in this category

2019/20

There are no employees or members in this category.

2018/19

There are no employees or members in this category.

Electronic Purchasing Card transactions in excess of £500

2020/21

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
AHA LABS
 
9,126.02
 
08/07/2020
 
Software licence
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
3,714.00
 
21/07/2020
 
Training
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
3,540.00
 
20/10/2020
 
Training
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
3,528.00
 
27/04/2020
 
Training
 
DRI Cisco Webex
 
3,207.60
 
22/08/2020
 
Software licence
 
PARLICENTRE.ORG
 
3,104.64
 
20/11/2020
 
Training
 
GOVTRAINNET
 
2,524.50
 
10/02/2021
 
Training
 
ICSA.ORG.UK
 
2,199.00
 
18/03/2021
 
Training
 
PARLICENTRE.ORG
 
2,124.00
 
27/08/2020
 
Training
 
AHA LABS
 
2,093.48
 
12/10/2020
 
Software licence
 
QA.COM
 
1,854.00
 
04/12/2020
 
Training
 
PARLICENTRE.ORG
 
1,614.00
 
27/08/2020
 
Training
 
CIPD ENTERPRISES
 
1,392.00
 
20/01/2021
 
Professional memberships
 
EDMUNDSON ELECTRICAL
 
1,373.12
 
03/03/2021
 
Building maintenance
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
1,194.00
 
01/06/2020
 
Training
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
1,194.00
 
09/02/2021
 
Training
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
1,194.00
 
20/08/2020
 
Training
 
PARLICENTRE.ORG
 
934.56
 
27/08/2020
 
Training
 
AMZNMKTPLACE AMAZON.CO
 
894.12
 
21/05/2020
 
Office equipment & supplies
 
SUNFLOWERMEDICAL
 
815.16
 
18/05/2020
 
Office equipment & supplies
 
CIPD ENTERPRISES
 
711.00
 
15/07/2020
 
Professional memberships
 
PARLICENTRE.ORG
 
684.00
 
19/05/2020
 
Training
 
KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE GROUP
 
663.60
 
20/08/2020
 
Training
 
PLM UK LTD
 
635.04
 
13/01/2021
 
Corporate subscription
 
ELITE TRAINING
 
630.00
 
11/01/2021
 
Training
 
ICSA.ORG.UK
 
624.00
 
22/12/2020
 
Training
 
SP SERVICES UK LTD
 
604.03
 
29/07/2020
 
Office equipment & supplies
 
DRI Cisco Webex 576.83 30/09/2020 Software Licence

Recoverable & Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts

2019/20

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
PREMIERSTOR 4,782.00 18-Apr-2019 Building maintenance
JAMES STEWART & SO 506.52 08-May-2019 Office equipment & supplies
CIVIL SERVICE COLLEGE 714.00 08-May-2019 Training
WWW.EASYEQUIPMENT.COM 737.98 07-Jun-2019 Office equipment & supplies
APEX GRASSMARKET 565.80 13-Jun-2019 Conference Facilities
CIVIL SERVICE COLLEGE 714.00 13-Jun-2019 Training
CIPD INTEGRA 874.00 28-Jun-2019 Professional Memberships
KNOWDATA LIMITED 948.00 19-Aug-2019 Training
DRI Cisco Systems 1,425.60 22-Aug-2019 Software Licence
CIVIL SERVICE COLLEGE 714.00 23-Aug-2019 Training
ZEROWASTE TERRACYCLE 1,145.40 28-Aug-2019 Office equipment & supplies
WWW.LITTERBINS.CO.UK 4,631.04 11-Sep-2019 Office equipment & supplies
JAMES STEWART & SO 519.72 08-Oct-2019 Office equipment & supplies
WWW.NISBETS.COM 510.10 25-Oct-2019 Office equipment & supplies
Trading Depot 701.47 06-Nov-2019 Office equipment & supplies
ZEROWASTE TERRACYCLE 989.06 19-Dec-2019 Office equipment & supplies
GATHERCONTENT 1,888.92 09-Jan-2020 Software Licence 
PLM UK LTD 635.04 13-Jan-2020 Software Licence
HAYMARKET MEDIA GROUP 536.40 20-Jan-2020 Training
WESTMINISTER INSIGHT 853.20 10-Feb-2020 Training
EVERYTHING BRANDED 1,609.19 03-Mar-2020 Office equipment & supplies
GP SUPPLIES 1,143.24 11-Mar-2020 Office equipment & supplies
AMZNMktplace 749.50 19-Mar-2020 Office equipment & supplies

Recoverable &Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

2018/19

Payee Amount (£s) Payment Date Description
PP DSESCOTLAND 793.00 12-Sep-2018 Training
WORLD ECONOMICS 782.14 27-Nov-2018 Training
WWW.OFFICEREALITY.CO.UK 2,102.12 28-Nov-2018 Office Equipment
GATHERCONTENT 1,933.61 09-Jan-2019 Software Licence
AMZN MKTP UK MB40L2HD4 544.76 16-Jan-2019 Computer Equipment
ELITE TRAINING 714.00 07-Mar-2019 Training
TURVEC SOLUTIONS LTD 1,410.00 19 Mar-2019 Equipment and Supplies
GOVERNMENT EVENTS 1,159.74 20-Mar-2019 Training
ELITE TRAINING 3,600.00 21-Mar-2019 Training

Recoverable &Non-recoverable VAT is included in the above amounts.

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 requires us to publish this information. Please note that we report expenses slightly differently in our annual report and accounts. There we follow the accrual basis of accounting which records expenditure in the financial year in which goods and services were delivered.

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