Annual Report and Accounts

Published every year, our annual report and accounts provide information about our activities and financial performance.

Annual report and accounts 2020/21

Click on the links to view annual reports and accounts from previous years.
 

Payments above £25,000

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.

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.

 

Overseas travel

2020/21

No expenditure

2019/20

No expenditure

2018/19

No expenditure

 

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.

 

Hospitality and entertainment

2020/21

No expenditure

2019/20

No expenditure

2018/19

No expenditure

 

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.

If you have any queries or would like further information on an individual payment, please contact us.

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