Staff Cycle Allowance

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Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who cycle for work purposes? If so:
• State how much the allowance is per month?
• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?
• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial years 2014/15,
2015/16 & 2016/17?
• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender
• The average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3 financial years listed above
• The average sick leave taken by male staff in the 3 financial years listed above
• The average sick leave taken by female staff in the 3 financial years listed above
• A breakdown by gender of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each gender.
• A breakdown by age of staff employed by Islington Council in the 3 financial years listed above?
• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed above?
• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

Use whatever age categories your HR departments uses internally e.g. 18-24, 25-30 or 18-30, 30-50 etc.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Johnson

Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr. Johnson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REF: 2017-1733

                                                                
                               

I am writing to confirm that we received your information request on 9
November 2017. For your information and future communications your request
has been allocated the reference number FOI2017-1733. Please quote this
reference in any future correspondence.

 

We will consider your request and respond in accordance with the
requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our duty is to
respond promptly or at least within 20 working days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Governance and Management Officer

Shared ICT Service

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

Email: [1][email address] | Website: [2]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC,

One of the questions states Islington Council this was a mistake all questions relate to RBKC.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Johnson

Yu, Robin: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr. Johnson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REF: 2017-1733

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
which we received on 9 November 2017 for information held by the Council.
Your request is as follows:

 

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who
cycle for work purposes?

Yes

 

If so:

• State how much the allowance is per month?

£10.30

 

• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?

Have no records for this, if it increased then it was over 10 years ago

 

• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial
years 2014/15,

2015/16 & 2016/17?

2014-2015: 9

2015-2016: 3

2016-2017: 2

 

• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender

2014/15 – 2175 headcount. 61% F 39% M

2015/16 – 1986 headcount. 63% F 37% M

2016/17 – 1852 headcount. 61% F 39% M

 

• The average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for
the 3 financial years listed above

We do not provide averages for results of less than 10 records to protect
the identity of individuals.

 

Under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act we are permitted to
withhold information which, if disclosed, would breach any of the
Principles contained in the Data Protection Act. The release of
information which could lead to the identification of individuals would
breach Principle 1 of the Data Protection Act (fair and lawful
processing). It would be unfair to disclose this information as claimants
have a reasonable expectation to privacy. If disclosure led to
identification then this would be an unwarranted intrusion of privacy.

 

• The average sick leave taken by male staff in the 3 financial years
listed above

We do not capture employee gender on our sickness reports, so would need
to create this information for this FOI, which we are not required to do.

The below figures are total staff averages (rounded to nearest whole
number):

2014/15 – 7 days

2015/16 – 5 days

2016/17 – 5 days

 

• The average sick leave taken by female staff in the 3 financial years
listed above

See point above

 

• A breakdown by gender of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3
financial years listed above. And the average number of sick leave days
taken for each gender.

We do not provide breakdowns for results of less than 10 records to
protect the identity of individuals.

Additionally, we do not capture employee gender on our sickness reports,
so would need to create this information for this FOI.

 

• A breakdown by age of staff employed by Islington Council in the 3
financial years listed above?

2014/15 –

Under 40 40 to 54 55 plus
35% 46% 19%

 

2015/16 -

Under 40 40 to 54 55 plus
35% 45% 20%

 

2016/17 -

Under 40 40 to 54 55 plus
33.2% 45.5% 21.3%

 

• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3
financial years listed above?

We do not provide breakdowns for results of less than 10 records to
protect the identity of individuals.

 

• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

We do not capture employee age on our sickness reports, so would need to
create this information for this FOI.

 

Complaints

 

I trust this has satisfied your request. Should you be unhappy with the
handling of your request, the Council has an internal complaints process
for handling FOIA complaints. Complaints are reviewed by the Chief
Solicitor and Monitoring Officer or her nominee. A form is available from
our website to lodge your complaint
[1]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
Please contact us if you do not have website access and we can provide you
with a copy of the form. Following this review, should you still be
unhappy with how your information request has been handled, you have a
further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who is responsible
for ensuring compliance with FOIA.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Governance and Management Officer

Shared ICT Service

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

Email: [2][email address] | Website: [3]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

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