Yorkshire Housing

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Dear Leeds City Council,

I write regarding Yorkshire Housing Limited, and the structure of the Group also has a third share in Yorkshire Transformations Holdings Limited which operates a PFI scheme for Leeds Council. This share has been consolidated in the Group under the appropriate accounting policies.

Under the provisions of FOIA please advise the following:

1. Any funding that Yorkshire Housing Ltd. receives from Leeds Council per financial year from 2014/15 until the date of this request?
2. Please break this down into the relevant budget streams?
3. Please also provide the conditions of funding grant appertaining to each funding award/funding stream?
4. Please also provide any/all policies and procedures and appropriate accounting policies for financial awards and PFI capital investments make to Yorkshire Housing which has a third share in Yorkshire Holdings Limited which operates a PFI scheme for Leeds Council?

Please supply this information in electronic format and I shall look forward to a full and frank disclosure within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kean

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms. Kean

Freedom of information request Ref 20244 : Funding for Yorkshire Housing Limited

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 10, January 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20244 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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Dear DPFOI,

Please acknowledge receipt if this request.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kean

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms. Kean

Freedom of information request Ref 20244 : Funding for Yorkshire Housing Limited

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 10, January 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20244 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Samantha Kean,

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20244)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 10, January 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Funding for Yorkshire Housing Limited.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | Information Requested | Response |
|-+--------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
|1|Any funding that Yorkshire|With regards to PFI schemes Leeds City |
| |Housing Ltd. receives from|Council does not make any direct payments |
| |Leeds Council per |to Yorkshire Housing Limited. |
| |financial year from |Leeds City Council does not award funding |
| |2014/15 until the date of |to any PFI Contractor but it does pay a |
| |this request? |unitary charge in return for services |
| | |received from the PFI Contractor during the|
| | |course of the contract. In terms of |
| | |Yorkshire Housing they are a sub-contractor|
| | |to the PFI Contractor, Yorkshire |
| | |Transformation Ltd (YTL), who manage the |
| | |Swarcliffe Housing PFI contract. This |
| | |contract deals with the refurbishment of |
| | |existing Council housing stock with no |
| | |element of new build involved. |
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |[Revenue] Payments for Invoices submitted |
| | |to Leeds City Council by Yorkshire Housing |
| | |Limited total per financial year;  |
| | | |
| | |Payments made to |
| | |Yorkshire Housing |
| | |Limited : |
| | |2014/15 0 |
| | |2015/16      3,180.26 |
| | |2016/17      4,351.44 |
| | |2017/18      2,871.87 |
| | |    10,403.57 |
| | | |
| | |                             |
|-+--------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
|2|Please break this down |See above |
| |into the relevant budget | |
| |streams? | |
|-+--------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
|3|Please also provide the |N/A   Leeds City Council does not award |
| |conditions of funding |‘funding grant’.                         |
| |grant appertaining to each| |
| |funding award/funding | |
| |stream? | |
|-+--------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
|4|Please also provide |N/A |
| |any/all policies and | |
| |procedures and appropriate| |
| |accounting policies for | |
| |financial awards and PFI | |
| |capital investments make | |
| |to Yorkshire Housing which| |
| |has a third share in | |
| |Yorkshire Holdings Limited| |
| |which operates a PFI | |
| |scheme for Leeds Council? | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

e: w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

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Dear IMG.CC.requests,

Thank you for your response this is most helpful, you give me the year on year amount of invoices submitted to Leeds Council, therefore under FOIA in electronic format, please advise if the amounts shown are in £K or £M?

Please also advise what these payments were for for example a service provided, please drill each annual amount down to their budget and provide copies of invoices as evidence, personal information can and should be redacted as per DPA.

As this is s new request please include all invoice requests to include the date of this request.

Please acknowledge receipt and I shall look forward to your disclosure within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kean

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms. Kean

Freedom of information request Ref 20418 : Invoices for funding Yorkshire Housing Limited

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 5, February 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20418 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

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Dear Samantha Kean,

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20418)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 5, February 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Invoices for funding Yorkshire Housing Limited.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | Information Requested | Response |
|-+------------------------------+---------------------------------------|
|1|Thank you for your response |Payments made to Yorkshire Housing |
| |this is most helpful, you gave|Limited: |
| |me the year on year amount of | |
| |invoices submitted to Leeds |+-------------------------------------+|
| |Council, therefore under FOIA ||Year |Amount ||
| |in electronic format, please ||------------------+------------------||
| |advise if the amounts shown ||2014/15 |0 ||
| |are in £K or £M? ||------------------+------------------||
| | ||2015/16 |£3,180.26 ||
| |  ||------------------+------------------||
| | ||2016/17 |£4,351.44 ||
| |  ||------------------+------------------||
| | ||2017/18 |£2,871.87 ||
| |  ||------------------+------------------||
| | ||TOTAL |£10,403.57 ||
| | |+-------------------------------------+|
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |  |
| | | |
| | |The amount is as shown. To clarify; Ten|
| | |thousand four hundred and three pounds |
| | |and fifty seven pence. |
| | | |
| | |  |
|-+------------------------------+---------------------------------------|
|2|Please also advise what these |Please find attached a spread sheet |
| |payments were for example a |(part of the PDF file) which contains |
| |service provided, please drill|details of payments made to Yorkshire |
| |each annual amount down to |Housing, as requested. The manner by |
| |their budget and provide |which our payment system works may mean|
| |copies of invoices as |that a payment is made of one or |
| |evidence, personal information|multiple invoices / payment |
| |can and should be redacted as |requisitions. |
| |per DPA. | |
| | |Where invoices have been used to make a|
| |  |payment, these have been provided (as |
| | |per your request) and they are |
| | |referenced to the spreadsheet. |
| | | |
| | |In total there are 18 (out of 29) |
| | |invoices provided for you, please see |
| | |the attached PDF file. |
| | | |
| | |Please note that information has been |
| | |redacted to remove personal information|
| | |as we believe it is exempt from |
| | |disclosure.  We are not obliged, under |
| | |section 40(2) of the Act, to provide |
| | |information that is the personal |
| | |information of another person if |
| | |releasing would contravene any of the |
| | |provisions in the Data Protection Act |
| | |1998 (DPA). |
| | | |
| | |In this instance we believe that the |
| | |release of this information would |
| | |contravene the first data protection |
| | |principle and therefore section 40 (2) |
| | |is engaged. The terms of this exemption|
| | |in the Freedom of Information Act mean |
| | |that we do not have to consider whether|
| | |or not it would be in the public |
| | |interest for you to have the |
| | |information |
| | | |
| | |In the remaining (11) instances where |
| | |there is no invoice, this is because a |
| | |payment requisition has been used to |
| | |produce a payment to Yorkshire |
| | |Housing.  A payment requisition is an |
| | |internal process to generate a payment,|
| | |involving manager approval. |
| | | |
| | |  |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

e: w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

 

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