The Best Solution.I use several of the Credit Search Companies, and for value for money, I would suggest either Experian or Equifax. I prefer Experian although in both cases, the price is dictated by the detail of search level required.I have,and do use Creditsafe, but it has different uses and is cheap - If you are looking for Company Director Details or basic financials then it might be OK but you really do require the Co. number to search on this.Hope this helps
Cost of an InvoiceThanks for feedback information. I had, as Neil suggested, tried the PI Comparitors with other Local Authorities, but it does not seem to be one that they look at, nor is it included in the Audit Scotland Performance Review figures. I agree with Philip that these figures, unsubstantiated, can create a lot of confusion , and do not result in an accurate figure at the end of the day. I did feel that the figure previously given was very high, but without the input information, it is fairly meaningless. Thanks again
Accounts QualificationIt is indeed worrying that such a qualification has been put on the accounts of a public sector organisation. Can we clarify which system was being used, and whether the fault lay with the internal input of information or a poorly designed system.
Potential Insurance IssuesThe price of equipment bought in may appear (and probably is ) high, but in many cases, the price can include a component failure guarantee. In the case of railway signals for example, the board may cost £120 from the manufacturer, cost you £2.00 to make, but if it should fail, resultant damage/claims would be covered by the manufacturer assuming the correct parts had been used/replaced. There could obviously be high insurance claims in the event of such a failure with a single death claim now running at £4.5m. Obviously in your line of business, there may be some similar coverage on specific control valves etc., so it is worth looking out for and considering.