Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from May 2018

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,

Your open spend site seems to be down currently and also it seems to be missing data from May 2018 (when we last checked).
http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/View/e...

May I please request Payment to Suppliers from May 2018?

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from May 2018’ (reference number 04822). Your request was received on the 08/07/19 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact Information Governance on 01254 585852. Alternatively, our email address is [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email].         

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 222527

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Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Council Expenditure or payment to Suppliers from May 2018’ (reference number 04822); Please see our response below. If you have any queries regarding your request for information then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The data you have requested is usually available on our datashare website http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/View/e..., however, we are currently experiencing a technical issue with receiving the spend information, and have been unable to update the website since April this year. We are currently in the process of fixing this issue.

The Information you have requested is intended for future publication.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request for information and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Information Governance Manager, Information Governance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY or email [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please find attached our 'have your say' feedback policy.

Kind Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 222527

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Dear Accesstoinformation,

Do you have an ETA?
You wrote "The Information you have requested is intended for future publication."

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Council Expenditure or payment to Suppliers from May 2018’ (reference number 04822)

We are currently working on the issue with Civica and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.

I will put a note on your request to contact you when the issue has been fixed.

Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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Dear Accesstoinformation,

That you Ms. Heather Wolstenholme !

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Heather Wolstenholme,

Would you have an update for me at this time?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Unfortunately, the issue is still on going.

We are working to resolve the issues as soon as possible, and you will be contacted in due course.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Fatima Makken,

OK, Thank you for the update Ms. Fatima Makken!

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Council Expenditure or payment to Suppliers from May 2018’ (reference number 04822).

Please be advised the issues regarding the published £500 spend have been resolved.

Please follow the link below to view the data you require, which includes the councils spend up to August 2019.

http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/View

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Fatima Makken,

Thank you for your response yesterday. However, I can't seem to access the site (as of now).

This site can’t be reached
datashare.blackburn.gov.uk took too long to respond
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

I hope this will be resolved soon (not sure where the issue lies!)

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Please try reaching the site through the link outlined below.

http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Apprentice Information Governance Officer Ms. Fatima Makken,

I am still seeing the same error Ma'am (on both the links).

Thank-you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Accesstoinformation, Apprentice Information Governance Officer Ms. Fatima Makken,

Would you have any update at this point?
You site is still unaccessible (see below). The last snapshot is from 17th August 2019.

This site can’t be reacheddatashare.blackburn.gov.uk took too long to respond.
Search Google for datashare blackburn gov uk Download expenditure exceeding 500
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

This is Google's cache of http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/Downlo.... It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 17 Aug 2019 15:58:26 GMT.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for contacting us.

We have tested the link both internally and externally, and it may be a fault with your connection, as we are able to access it.

If you wish we can send you the downloaded version of the spend.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 585852

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Fatima Makken,

Thank you for your response Ms. Makken.
Yes, we would be grateful if you could send us the downloaded version of the spend.
We are looking for 'Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from May 2018 to Current or latest'.

With Regards,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil,

Please find the information attached.

Kind regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil,

Please find the information attached.

Kind regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Heather Wolstenholme,

Thank you so much for this!

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Heather Wolstenholme,

We have just had the chance to review the Councils data and have found all Fostering & Children's residential payments to be redacted from April 2017 - Current. Surely some of these payments would be to agencies/suppliers and not individuals? We kindly request you do please check the data furnished on your website and revert, hopefully with the un-redacted information.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

We have re checked the data.

It is all sensitive information which cannot be disclosed under Section 40 of the FOIA.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Fatima Makken,

Whilst we are not expecting information with carer/children details - we are looking for transactions made to IFAs. I would like to appeal this as we feel these are payments to Independent Fostering Agencies and are deliberately being redacted.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review of the response we issued to you regarding 'Council Expenditure or payment to Suppliers from May 2018’ (reference number 04822).

Please accept this email as acknowledgement of your request.

A review of our decision will now be undertaken, and I will contact you with the outcome in due course.

Kind Regards,

Information Governance Team

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Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Dear Nikhil

Thank you for your email and request for internal review.

By way of explanation, our spend reports are auto redacted by our Finance System however, upon review it does appear that rather than redact just the narrative for Foster Placements the system has also been programmed to redact the supplier name for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 datasets.

This was not noticed when uploaded to our transparency pages and appears only to be rectified in the 2019/2020 transparency uploads. We can assure you that this was in no way a deliberate redaction but merely an error in the auto redaction coding built into the finance system for those 2 years.

We have subsequently manually repopulated the redacted supplier detail for all transactions listed against code expenditure code EF20 and have attached the revised reports for 2017/18 and 2018/19 accordingly.

The dataset for 2019/2020 (to latest upload) is also attached for completeness.

We trust this now satisfies your information request.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request for information and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Information Governance Manager, Information Governance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY or email [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please find attached our 'have your say' feedback policy.

Kind Regards

Sarah Critchley
Information Governance and IT Compliance Manager (Corporate DPO)
Digital and Business Change
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Tel: 01254 585226

Post: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, IT Dept, G Floor, Tower Block, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancs. BB1 7DY.
Website: www.blackburn.gov.uk
Email: [email address]

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Dear Accesstoinformation, Ms. Sarah Critchley,

Thank you for your response.

However, the Dec 2017 file is identical to Nov 2017. Also, the number of payments drops drastically from July 2018 to May 2019, with only 1 payment for each month Oct thru Feb & none for May 2019 - Would there be a reason for this anomaly or would data be missing for these months?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Hi Nikhil.

Please find December 2017 attached, apologies for the oversight.

The data we have extracted has come directly from the auto generated spend reports however, I have registered a query with the department this morning just to check the anomalies for these particular months.

As soon as this has been confirmed, I will come straight back to you.

Many thanks

Sarah Critchley
Information Governance and IT Compliance Manager (Corporate DPO)
Digital and Business Change
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Tel: 01254 585226

Post: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, IT Dept, G Floor, Tower Block, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancs. BB1 7DY.
Website: www.blackburn.gov.uk
Email: [email address]

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Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your query in relation to payments made to Independent Fostering Agencies.

Attached is the spend in relation to foster care from the financial year 2017/18 to date.

Attached is also a summary of Independent Fostering Agencies the council has used.

Kind Regards,

Information Governance Team

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Dear Accesstoinformation,

Thank you for your message.

With the Un-Redaction of IFA Supplier names from April 2017 - to Date, we kindly request you to also unredact the names of other Health & Social Care Suppliers (where private individuals are not involved); such as Children’s Residential Care, Adult Domiciliary/ Supported Living/ Home Care, Adult Care for Learning Disability, etc. -- in short, the other social care areas we are interested in.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Social Care spend’ (reference number 05265). Your request was received on the 11/11/19 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact Information Governance on 01254 585852. Alternatively, our email address is [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email].         

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 222527

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Social Care Spend’ (reference number 05265); Please see our response below. If you have any queries regarding your request for information then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please be advised the updated information you have requested can be found on:

http://datashare.blackburn.gov.uk/View/e...

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request for information and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Information Governance Manager, Information Governance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY or email [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]
 
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. 
 
Please find attached our 'have your say' feedback policy. 

Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 222527

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir