Dear Chorley Borough Council,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding deductions direct from councillors allowances and paid to political parties, groups, or associations.

I would like to know over the past three years what deductions have been made from councillors allowances which have gone to a political party, group, or association.

Could the council please break this amount by year and to which political party, group or association.

Does the council charge for making these payments to political parties, groups or associations? If so, how much? Could the council clarify (if it is the case that there are payments) whether tax and NIC is applied to the allowances prior to the payments being made.

Could the council state the costs in terms of officer time and bank charges for transferring funds to political parties, groups or associations.

Yours faithfully,

PWharton

Contact, Chorley Borough Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

Dear P Wharton

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REGARDING Political Payments

OUR REFERENCE: FOI/18/125

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please quote the above reference number in all future correspondence.
I can confirm that we have received your request for information, and that it is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which requires us to respond to your enquiry within 20 working days of its receipt. You should therefore expect to receive a response by 28th March 2018.

Please note that the information provided by Chorley Borough Council is intended for your personal use. If it is your intention to re-use the information for commercial gain, you will need to apply to the Council for a licence to re-use it, under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

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Yours sincerely

FOI Department
Chorley Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

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Dear Sir / Madam

I am writing in response to your request for information under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Ref No FOI/18/125.

Please find below, the details of your request and our response below.

 

 

Requested:

 

I would like to know over the past three years what deductions have been
made from councillors allowances which have gone to a political party,
group, or association.

 

Could the council please break this amount by year and to which political
party, group or association.

 

Does the council charge for making these payments to political parties,
groups or associations? If so, how much? Could the council clarify (if it
is the case that there are payments) whether tax and NIC is applied to the
allowances prior to the payments being made.

 

Could the council state the costs in terms of officer time and bank
charges for transferring funds to political parties, groups or
associations.

 

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I hope the information provided here answers your enquiry.  If however,
you are unhappy with the outcome, or the way in which Chorley Council has
handled your request, you may wish to make an appeal.  This can be done in
writing to the Information Manager, Chorley Council, Civic Offices, Union
Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL, or by e-mail to: [2][email address]  clearly
stating your reasons for dissatisfaction.  Please quote the above
reference number in all correspondence.

 

If your appeal is either not upheld or you remain dissatisfied with our
decision, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner at:  Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or by e-mail to [3][email address].

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intended for your personal use. If it is your intention to re-use the
information for commercial gain, you will need to apply to the Council for
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Regulations 2005.

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

FOI
Chorley Council

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