Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/your-council.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since November 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 December 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:
For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.
Dear Ms Pongracz,
Thank you for your e-mail received on 24 April 2021 requesting information about Transactions over £500 from December 2020.
Please note you can now log a Freedom of Information request on our online portal on the following link:
I have recorded your request for information under reference F2021.04.4329.
This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 24 May 2021.
In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the council may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect photocopying charges levied by the council’s public libraries) or if this falls within the regulations of an EIR (Environmental Information).
You will be informed if a fee is to be applied before information is to be provided.
If you need further information please contact me.
Customer Liaison Team
Your FOI request has been completed
Dear Anna Pongracz
Your FOI with Reference Number : 4329 has been completed please click on the link
below to view it
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