Reserve Accounts

Dr kevin parker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

You very kindly responded to a recent FOI request (Ref 5296), in which you confirmed "The amount deducted is being held in a dedicated One Trafford reserve account which is separate from other Council funds. Decisions have not yet been made on how the monies will be reinvested."

My new FOI relates to the following questions:

1. What is the total number of reserve and/or separate accounts other than Council funds at this time..?
2. What is the monetary value of each account..?
3. A summary of why the money in each account has not been allocated..?
4. A statement of intent for each account on the planned use of the funds..?

Best Regards

Yours faithfully,

Dr kevin parker

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your email. 

Your enquiry has been given the reference number 5363.  Please quote this in all future correspondence with regard to this enquiry.

We aim to respond fully to all emails from the public as soon as possible, where they are seeking a response. 

If you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act or environmental Information Regulations, there is a 20 working day statutory timescale within which to provide the information requested, subject to any exemptions which may apply.  The 20 working day timescale will start on the first working day following receipt of your email.

If you have access to the Internet you may wish to see if your enquiry can be dealt with online at www.trafford.gov.uk.  The council's website enables many forms to be completed and payments to be made online, as well as providing comprehensive information.

Thank you
Trafford Council

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Parker

Thank you for your email of the 29th September 2017 where you requested information about the Council's Reserve Accounts.

The information you requested is enclosed.

Q1 & 2
The value of the Council's Usable Reserves as at 31 March 2017 is shown in the Balance Sheet, page 20 of the Audited Accounts on the Council's website. There are also supporting notes and tables on each type of Reserve as referenced in the Balance Sheet.

The latest set of Audited Accounts can be found at:

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/about-your-co...

Q3 & 4
The Council reviews the list of Usable Reserves on an annual basis as part of the budget setting process.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Information Governance Manager, Trafford Council, Town Hall, Talbot Road StretfordM33 0TH or via email to [Trafford Council request email]

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

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

The supply of information in response to a freedom of information request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the information. Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied for the purposes of private study and non-commercial research without requiring permission. Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used for the purposes of news reporting. An exception to this is photographs.
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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance
Legal Services | Trafford Council | Trafford Town Hall | Talbot Road | Stretford | M32 0TH
Email: [email address]

Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Reserve Accounts'.

My FOI asked specific questions in relation to unallocated funds and an example was given within the FOI. Your reply is not an up to date reply as requested and you have ignored the premise and specific questions asked within the FOI.

I would like a reply to the specific questions asked within the FOI as you have accurate accounts of current payments being made which are then currently not allocated. Whilst your internal process of an annual review is interesting, it does not answer the specific points within the FOI.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Dr kevin parker

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Dr Parker,

Thank you for your email below regarding our response to your FOI, reference 5363.

Your request has now been passed for internal review. We aim to complete all internal reviews within 20 working days. We will notify you of the outcome of the review and, where appropriate, provide the requested information.

If you require any further information in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Information Governance

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Dr Parker,

I refer to your request for an internal review into the response you received to FOI 5363. Please accept our apologies for the delay in this email.

Having reviewed the original response issued, we are able to provide you with attitional information (refer to spreadsheet attached) which more specifically answers the questions raised in your original enquiry.

If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review has been undertaken, you have a right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk
Tel: 0303 123 1113

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

The supply of information in response to a freedom of information request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the information. Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied for the purposes of private study and non-commercial research without requiring permission. Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used for the purposes of news reporting. An exception to this is photographs.
For other forms of re-use, for example publishing the information, you would need the permission of the organisation or person who owns the copyright. In the case of information produced by government departments and agencies you can re-use the information under the Open Government Licence. For information about this please see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

If, however, the copyright is identified as belonging to somebody else, you will need to apply for permission. For information about how to obtain permission from a third party, please go to Intellectual Property Office’s website at www.ipo.gov.uk

Kind regards

Information Governance

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