FINANCE: The North West Ambulance Service Trust recorded a surplus of £1,139,800 for the first two months of 2013-14, which was £70,000 ahead of its plan to that point in the financial year.

The trust’s latest finance report states that its income was “over recovered” by £354,400, pay was underspent by £174,600, and non-pay budgets were overspent by £459,000.