Lack of North East suppliers to BritishVolt, Cambois

Northumberland County Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

I’m writing to understand why Britishvolt keeps on rejecting North East suppliers in favour of those based in the South.

I’ve been online looking at their suppliers (who really are not shy in promoting their links with Britishvolt). So we have London based accountants, London based lawyers and London based consultants. The engineers are from the South East as is the construction company.

Therefore I would like to know:

1. Does the Council have a list of Britishvolt suppliers it can provide? Are any from the North East?

2. Has the Council given any grants to the Britishvolt and if so, have conditions been included to:

(I) oblige Britishvolt to consider North East suppliers; and

(II) include North East people on the board?



Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9576  

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Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9576   

Dear Mr Foxley,  
I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Lack
of North East suppliers to BritishVolt, Cambois.  


Right of Access  
Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.  
(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
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The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.  
I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the
information you requested is not held by Northumberland County Council.  


Q.1 Does the Council have a list of Britishvolt suppliers it can provide?
Are any from the North East?  

A.1 The council does not have a list of companies who will be supplying
British Volt. The council has not given any grants or other forms of
financial support to British Volt. 

Q.2 Has the Council given any grants to the Britishvolt and if so, have
conditions been included to:  

A.2 This information is not held by Northumberland County Council.
However, Advance Northumberland should hold this information, their
contact details are:    

[1][email address]  

Q.2(i) oblige Britishvolt to consider North East suppliers; and  

A.2(i) N/A  

Q.2(ii) include North East people on the board?  

A.2(ii) N/A  


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Northumberland County Council  
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