Union Unit/Division

Kristian Healey-Ryder made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cabinet Office

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Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Cabinet Office,

In October 2020, it was reported that the UK Government has established a 'Union Unit'. In February 2021, Luke Graham was reportedly sacked as the head of this unit. It has also been reported that the name will be changed to the 'Union Directorate', and its number of advisers increased to 50.

It is only fair that there is absolute transparency on how taxpayers' money is being spent. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could provide the following:

1) Since its formation, how much has the Union Unit/Division cost?
2) What is the projected annual budget each year for the next 5 years?

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/03184

Dear KRISTIAN HEALEY-RYDER,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on
15/2/2021. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
15/3/2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Cabinet Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Union Unit/Division'.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event within 20 working days. Therefore, a response was due 15/3/2021. It is now 27/4/2021, over 70 days later.

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

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

Dear Kristian Healy-Ryder,
Thank you for your email and for your patience. 

While the process of responding to your request for information is ongoing
it will not be possible to conduct an internal review.

We aim to respond to all requests within the 20 working day limit however
this is not always possible. 
Please be assured that we will issue a response as soon we are able to and
you will then be able to request an internal review into that response.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

1 Atodiad

Dear Kristian Healey-Ryder,

With apologies for the delay, please find attached our response to your
recent Freedom of Information request (reference FOI2021/03184).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office