Fostering allowances

A.L.Turner made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

I should like to know the inflationary increases of foster carers allowances and banding payments on a yearly basis 2006-2016 inclusive and what percent this represents. I understand this is known as a yearly financial uplift. Does the annual inflationary increase set by BGBC in April each year apply to every employee across the board?

Yours faithfully,

A.L.Turner

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear A.L Turner,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will liaise with the relevant Department in order to provide a response.

We will endeavour to provide this information within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

FOI Team

 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale  NP23 6DN
  Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent
Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur, Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

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Cardiff
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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear A.L Turner

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the Officer's response in the attached document.

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

FOI Team
 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale  NP23 6DN
  Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent
Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur, Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.
The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

If you are not happy with the way in which your request has been dealt with please respond requesting an internal review. You may also contact the Information Commissioner if you are still not happy with the way your request has been dealt with.

The Information Commissioner’s address is:
Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
2nd Floor, Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH
Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [email address]

Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

Thank you for your response re fostering allowances, this information is very useful and covers the years requested. However you failed to say if these uplifts are for all BGBC employees or just foster carers as I queried. .
Would it be possible to receive this information.

Yours faithfully,

A.L.Turner

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear A.L Turner

In response to your email below I have been informed by the relevant Officer that this question was covered within the attachment to the original response which states:
'The inflationary increase agreed by the Authority for employees is not related to fostering allowances, as stated previously the Authority has used the Fostering Network Rates and Welsh Governments Minimum Fostering Allowance Rates'.

I have attached a copy for ease of reference and trust this answers your request. If you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

FOI team
 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale  NP23 6DN
  Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent
Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur, Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.
The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

** For future reference please can all future FOI requests be submitted via the link below:
[email address]

If you are not happy with the way in which your request has been dealt with please respond requesting an internal review. You may also contact the Information Commissioner if you are still not happy with the way your request has been dealt with.

The Information Commissioner’s address is:
Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
2nd Floor, Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH
Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [email address]