NHS owes nearly £8m to Peterborough City Council

Nearly £8 million is owed to Peterborough City Council by the NHS.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 3:01 pm

The latest report from the cash-strapped authority shows that it is owed £7.7 million, of which the “vast majority” is from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group - the body responsible for commissioning local health services.

The figure was said to be around £11 million before recently being reduced.

The CCG believes it is making “significant progress” in reducing the deficit and said transactions can show as money owed while necessary checks on invoices are completed.

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Peterborough Town Hall
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A spokesperson added: “We fund a number of services and care packages for local people that are managed by the council and continue to work closely together on financial arrangements.”

A council spokesperson said: “The council are in discussions with the CCG to come to an agreed resolution on existing balances and ensure that there is ‘pre-agreement’ for future allocations of costs.”