University bus service subsidies

Adam Hodgson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Reading as part of a batch sent to 20 authorities

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Dear University of Reading,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Mr Hodgson,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and to let you know it is being processed.
We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working days from 15/03/2020.
In the meantime, if you wish to add any further details or check on progress, please reply to this message, quoting the reference number IMPS#02748, so that we can track your input and respond promptly.
Yours sincerely,
Sinead Latham
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Mr Hodgson, 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request. Our responses are given below each limb of your
request below.

 

 

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1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies
operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel

o University staff travel

o Any other subsidy provided

If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each
academic year would be acceptable.

No information held. The University has not provided subsidies to external
bus companies operating university bus routes in the past five years.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus
services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel

o University staff travel

o Bus staff salary

o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities o Any other operating
costs If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single
income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

University expenses on arranging shuttle buses through Reading Transport
(buses) for University Open Days and Graduations is provided in the table
below.

Please note; there is no associated income. Further breakdown is not
possible.

Year Reading Transport (Reading Buses) (£)
2018-19 32,514.19
2017-18 40,315.85
2016-17 33,366.50
2015-16 42,144.99
2014-15 60,345.44

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding
university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15
to 2018/19).

No information held. The University does not run bus services, local bus
services that serve the University are run by Reading Council (Reading
Buses), and so we would expect complaints to be directed there. 

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We are required to include details of our complaints procedures, including
your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner.  The procedure is
detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information
Regulations policy on the web at
[1]www.reading.ac.uk/freedom-of-information-policy

 

If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the
Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the access to
information regimes: [2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ 

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Sinead Latham

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

[3][University of Reading request email]    t: +44 (0)118 378 8981   
[4]www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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