Support to business due to COVID-19

Hackney Borough Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Can you list all the busnesses that have got support and what kind of support they have got?

For example grants, rate relief or anything else either funded by the council or central government,

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

hackney@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Abdul Hai

We acknowledge receipt of your email to Hackney:
 

Freedom of Information request - Support to business due to COVID-19

Thank you for your request for information, FOI-5812.

 

If you have submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), we will always
aim to respond within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic the Council is taking
steps to concentrate its resources on helping those who are most
vulnerable or at risk. This has meant taking our staff away from their
usual work to other areas of priority and need.

Hackney Council takes its obligations under Information Access legislation
seriously, however; the reality of the current situation means that we may
not be able to respond to your request within the statutory time frame. 

In respect of our duties to provide advice and assistance to you, it may
be useful for you to: 

* Consult data that is routinely [1]published on Hackney Council’s
website;
* Search our library of [2]previously answered Freedom of Information
and Environment Information Regulation requests; or to 
* Highlight to us if your request is time sensitive and requires urgent
attention. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Information
Commissioner’s Office has published further guidance on data processing
and information requests during this time [3]which is available here. 

 

Information Management Team

London Borough of Hackney

References

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1. https://hackney.gov.uk/transparency
2. https://foi.infreemation.co.uk/hackney/
3. https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protectio...

hackney@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Abdul Hai 

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request.

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, received 21 April 2020. Your request has been
considered and our response is in bold below.

 

You requested the following: 

Can you list all the businesses that have got support and what kind of
support they have got?
For example grants, rate relief or anything else either funded by the
council or central government,

 

The Council’s Response

The information you requested is exempt under Section 21 of  the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.  The exemption states 'Information which is
reasonably accessible to the applicant (even if it is accessible only on
payment) is exempt'. This is an absolute exemption.

 

Information relating business support during this period (i.e. COVID 19)
is available by accessing
these links [1]https://hackney.gov.uk/support-for-busin....

 

Appeals & Complaints Procedure

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please
reply to this email and this will be dealt with through our Internal
Review procedure.

 

Your request should be submitted to us within 40 working days of receipt
by you of this response. Any request received after this time will only be
considered at the discretion of the Council.

 

If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner's:

[3]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ema...

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

0303 123 1113

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Management Team

ICT Services
London Borough of Hackney 

References

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1. https://hackney.gov.uk/support-for-busin...
2. https://news.hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-...
3. https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ema...