Capital receipts and redundancies - local authorities in Wales

Gareth Davies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Pembrokeshire Council as part of a batch sent to 22 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

To the information officer,

I am emailing to request information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to 15/03/2019) I request the following information:

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of land and building assets

B) A breakdown of the use of the capital receipts in question (A) within each financial year by the following categories:
i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure
ii)To invest in new capital expenditure
iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in April 2016 and detailed here: http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wal...)
iv) Other

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in April 2016, including:
i) The date the reform began
ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used
iii) The savings target at the time
iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to (this includes but is not limited to those redundancies listed in question (D)

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet, with the points above as the column headers if possible

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Thank you for contacting Pembrokeshire County Council.  We acknowledge
receipt of your request for information.

 

Depending upon the nature of your request it will be processed under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

In either case a response will be issued no later than 12/04/2019, which
is the 20 working day statutory timescale.  If we require additional time
we will inform you in accordance with the legislation.

 

Responses to requests for information are routinely published on the
Council’s website: [1]disclosure log.  If you find the information you
have requested is already available on our website please contact us to
cancel your request. 

 

The Freedom of Information Team’s Fair Processing Notice, is available on
our website:
[2]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/privacy...

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D417A1.51023660 The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County
Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro

County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

SA61 1TP

 

Tel / Ffon: 01437 77 5272 /
5380

Email / E-bost:
[4][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

Publication Scheme: [5]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [6]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy...

 

Disclosure Log:
[7]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cofnod Datgeliadau:
[8]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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oddi ar eich cyfrifiadur.

 

Dear Gareth Davies,

 

With regards to your request for information, the Contact Officer dealing
with your enquiry has asked for further clarification: 

 

·         We are only able to collate the information requested for the
current year and back as far as 2016-17, as the information is not easily
available for those older years and would exceed the appropriate time
limit, as set in Section 12 of the Act. Would the requestor be happy for
this response?

 

Please could you clarify this, as without clarification we are unable to
process your request.

 

As section 8 of the Act specifies that we must be clear as to what
information you are seeking before your request becomes a valid FOI
request, the statutory 20 working day deadline will not begin until we
receive the clarification of your request, although we endeavour to
respond to all requests as quickly as possible.

 

If we do not receive clarification within three months your request will
be cancelled, in accordance with section 1(3) of the Act.

 

Kind regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D41443.6BD4F5B0Jodie Aylward

Administrative Assistant, The FOI Team

Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Y Tîm RhG

 

+:Pembrokeshire County Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro

                               County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

                               Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

                               SA61 1TP

   ': 01437 775272  ;: [2][email address]

 

Publication Scheme: [3]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica... /
Disclosure Log:
[4]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

   

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [5]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy... / Cofnod
Datgeliadau:
[6]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

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From: Freedom Of Information
Sent: 20 March 2019 08:07
To: 'Gareth Davies' <[FOI #561096 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement of request for information - 9473

 

Thank you for contacting Pembrokeshire County Council.  We acknowledge
receipt of your request for information.

 

Depending upon the nature of your request it will be processed under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

In either case a response will be issued no later than 12/04/2019, which
is the 20 working day statutory timescale.  If we require additional time
we will inform you in accordance with the legislation.

 

Responses to requests for information are routinely published on the
Council’s website: [7]disclosure log.  If you find the information you
have requested is already available on our website please contact us to
cancel your request. 

 

The Freedom of Information Team’s Fair Processing Notice, is available on
our website:
[8]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/privacy...

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[9]cid:image001.jpg@01D417A1.51023660 The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County Council
/ Cyngor Sir Benfro

County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

SA61 1TP

 

Tel / Ffon: 01437 77 5272 /
5380

Email / E-bost:
[10][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

Publication Scheme:
[11]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [12]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy...

 

Disclosure Log:
[13]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cofnod Datgeliadau:
[14]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information team,

Yes I am happy for the information to be provided for only 2016/17 onwards.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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inni trwy ffonio 01437 764551. Wedyn dylech ddileu’r e-bost ar unwaith
oddi ar eich cyfrifiadur.

 

Thank you for your email clarifying your request for information.

 

In accordance with Section 8 of the Act, now that we know what information
is being requested the statutory 20 working day time scale can begin. The
deadline for our response is 26/04/2019, however we will endeavour to
respond as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

 

The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County
Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro

County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

SA61 1TP

 

Tel / Ffon: 01437 77 5272 /
5380

Email / E-bost:
[1][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

Publication Scheme: [2]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [3]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy...

 

Disclosure Log:
[4]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cofnod Datgeliadau:
[5]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information team,

By law the council should have responded to this request by 15 April 2019.

Could you provide an update?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

Dear Gareth Davies,

As clarification was required for us to complete your request, we therefore extended the deadline in accordance with Section 8 of the Act.

Your request for information is due on the 26/04/19, but we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Jodie Aylward
Administrative Assistant, The FOI Team
Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Y Tîm RhG

C:Pembrokeshire County Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro
County Hall / Neuadd y Sir
Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd
SA61 1TP
: 01437 775272 : [email address]

Publication Scheme: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica... / Disclosure Log: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy... / Cofnod Datgeliadau: https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 
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Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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oddi ar eich cyfrifiadur.

 

Dear Gareth Davies,

 

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and our
response is provided in the attached document.  We trust this information
meets your requirements at this time and we believe this request is
complete and now closed. Should any further information be requested
regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

 

If you believe you have not been provided with the information you
requested, you have the right to request an internal review.  Internal
review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of
receipt of the response to your original request, and should be addressed
to:

 

Katy Holman

Information Governance & Freedom of Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall

Haverfordwest

SA61 1TP

[1][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied following the outcome of a review, you can make
an appeal to the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

2^nd Floor,

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D4C869.7501CAC0 The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County
Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro

County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

SA61 1TP

 

Tel / Ffon: 01437 77 5272 /
5380

Email / E-bost:
[4][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

Publication Scheme: [5]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [6]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy...

 

Disclosure Log:
[7]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cofnod Datgeliadau:
[8]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information team,

Thank you for your response to my FOI.

However, could you supply all the information in a spreadsheet, with the questions as column headings, as requested.

I've read through the response in the PDF and I'm finding it difficult to understand, especially in relation to the information provided to me by other local authorities in Wales.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Jennings, Caitlin, Pembrokeshire Council

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Dear Gareth,

 

We hope this meets your request of the information being produced in a
spreadsheet.

 

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and our
response is provided in the attached document.  We trust this information
meets your requirements at this time and we believe this request is
complete and now closed. Should any further information be requested
regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

                        

If you believe you have not been provided with the information you
requested, you have the right to request an internal review.  Internal
review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of
receipt of the response to your original request, and should be addressed
to:

 

Katy Holman

Information Governance & Freedom of Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall

Haverfordwest

SA61 1TP

[1][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied following the outcome of a review, you can make
an appeal to the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

2^nd Floor,

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

Kind regards,

Caitlin

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D4C869.7501CAC0 The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County
Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro

County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

Haverfordwest / Hwlffordd

SA61 1TP

 

Tel / Ffon: 01437 77 5272 /
5380

Email / E-bost:
[4][Pembrokeshire Council request email]

Publication Scheme: [5]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/publica...

Cynllun Cyhoeddi: [6]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/cynllun-cy...

 

Disclosure Log:
[7]https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/freedom...

Cofnod Datgeliadau:
[8]https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/rhyddid-gw...

 

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