Establishment of trading companies

Martin Day made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service,

To whom it may concern,

I am undertaking research into the reduction of national funding of the fire and rescue service within the UK and the impact of the establishment of trading companies to secure additional funding. To support this request I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please can you tell me the following points?

1. What has been the overall budget reduction for your fire service in the last five years?

2. Do you have a trading company in place that works for or alongside your fire and rescue service/ authority to generate income?

3. (If applicable) When was the trading company established?

4. What type of trading company do you have in place?

5. How much money has your fire service/authority spent on establishing and supporting the trading company to date. Please include all costs inclusive of;

Staff costs
Costs associated with legal and professional fees (related).
Consultancy fees
Accommodation and business costs (e.g. I.T.) training and business developmental costs.

6. Has the fire service/authority provided a start up budget or loan to the trading company? Is so, what was the actual sum of this budget and or loan and what are the terms of repayment to the service/ authority inclusive of interest rate.

7. Since the date of establishment of the company how much income has your fire service/ authority received from the trading company into its accounts as a result of its activities. I would like this by fiscal year.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Day

Information Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Martin

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request- please see attached
acknowledgement.

 

Regards

 

Alison Williamson

Records Management and Web Administrator

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

 

[1][email address]

0191 444 1545  

Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Barmston Mere, Washington, Sunderland,
Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY

 

[2]www.twfire.gov.uk

 

[3]Facebook   |   [4]Twitter   |   [5]Instagram   |   [6]Youtube

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Good Afternoon Mr Day,

 

Please find attached our complete response to your recent request for
information under FOI.

 

Regards

 

Alison Williamson

Records Management and Web Administrator

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

 

[1][email address]

0191 444 1545  

Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Barmston Mere, Washington, Sunderland,
Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY

 

[2]www.twfire.gov.uk

 

[3]Facebook   |   [4]Twitter   |   [5]Instagram   |   [6]Youtube

 

______________________________________________________________

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service accepts no liability for and
shall not be legally bound by the contents of this e-mail. No assurances
are given as to the authority of the sender to act on its behalf.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Information Officer,

Thank you for your response to my enquiry. I believe you also have a trading company established that is operating as a 'strategic partner' (noted on TWFRS website) who work in collaboration with TWFRS, trading by the name 'Impeller'.

To clarify, I am interested in all trading companies established by the FRS to support income generation and therefore am unclear whether my information request has been answered fully.

Relating specifically to this trading company: Impeller

Was this company established by TWFRS to support and generate income?, if so,

1. When was this company established by the FRS.
2. How much money has your FRS spent on establishing or supporting the establishment of this company, again inclusive of staff costs, costs associated with legal and professional fees, consultancy fees, accommodation and business costs to date.
3. Has the FRS/ Fire Authority provided a start up loan or budget to this trading company, if so what are the terms of repayment back to the service/ authority inclusive of interest.
4. How much money has your FRS received from the trading company Impeller as a result of their activities (by fiscal year).

I politely request that you treat this as part of my initial query as I believe it is still the same question that I am seeking clarification on.

Yours sincerely

Martin Day

Information Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Day

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding clarification
information - please see attached acknowledgement.

 

Regards

 

Alison Williamson

Records Management and Web Administrator

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

 

[1][email address]

0191 444 1545  

Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Barmston Mere, Washington, Sunderland,
Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY

 

[2]www.twfire.gov.uk

 

[3]Facebook   |   [4]Twitter   |   [5]Instagram   |   [6]Youtube

 

______________________________________________________________

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service accepts no liability for and
shall not be legally bound by the contents of this e-mail. No assurances
are given as to the authority of the sender to act on its behalf.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Day

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request- please see attached
acknowledgement.

 

Regards

 

Alison Williamson

Records Management and Web Administrator

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

 

[1][email address]

0191 444 1545  

Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Barmston Mere, Washington, Sunderland,
Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY

 

[2]www.twfire.gov.uk

 

[3]Facebook   |   [4]Twitter   |   [5]Instagram   |   [6]Youtube

 

______________________________________________________________

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service accepts no liability for and
shall not be legally bound by the contents of this e-mail. No assurances
are given as to the authority of the sender to act on its behalf.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Good Afternoon Mr Day,

 

Please find attached our complete response to your recent request for
information under FOI.

 

Regards

 

 

Alison Williamson

Records Management and Web Administrator

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

 

[1][email address]

0191 444 1545  

Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Barmston Mere, Washington, Sunderland,
Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY

 

[2]www.twfire.gov.uk

 

[3]Facebook   |   [4]Twitter   |   [5]Instagram   |   [6]Youtube

 

______________________________________________________________

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service accepts no liability for and
shall not be legally bound by the contents of this e-mail. No assurances
are given as to the authority of the sender to act on its behalf.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir