Transactions over £500 from April 2020

Spend Network made this Freedom of Information request to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-... . However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since March 2020.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

We’ve decided to continue to use the FOI process to request data as this gives us both a formal structure for making and responding to requests. So, I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £500 from April 2020 to at most a quarter in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 1802643
 
 
Dear Ms. Pongracz 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 16 July
2020.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
Thank you for publishing your spend data here:
https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-...
. However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since
March 2020.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a
priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that
the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions
and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you
could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

We've decided to continue to use the FOI process to request data as this
gives us both a formal structure for making and responding to requests.
So, I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for
all transactions over £500 from April 2020 to at most a quarter in arrears
from the date at which you publish in response to this request.
 

We are dealing with your request and normally we would aim to send a
response within 20 working days from the date of receipt.

 

However, the government have made a commitment to supporting councils to
focus our efforts on the priority area of social care, providing vital
support for vulnerable people and supporting their local economies.

 

And therefore, they have relaxed the statutory guidelines around the
response times for Freedom of Information Requests.

 

We are extending the response times by 4 weeks, we will hope to release
the information to you sooner, but we also wish to advise you of realistic
timeframes which in regards to this request would be 17 September 2020.

 

We may restrict the release of some or all of the information you have
requested. We will carry out an assessment and if any apply to some or all
of the information then we might not provide that information to you. We
will inform you if this is the case and advise you of your rights to
request an internal review.

 

We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).

 
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 
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Gary Clothier, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Information request
Our reference: 1802643
 
 
 
 
Dear Ms. Pongracz
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 16 July 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Geoff Sorrell
Corporate Procurement and Contracts Officer
 
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