This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Payments and dealings with Stonewall'.


  
  
2 Bristol Avenue, 
 
Colindale, NW9 4EW
 
10 June 2021
 
  Our ref: 7376948
 
 
Thank you for your request received on 7 June 2021, for the following information:
 
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please 
provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following 
descriptions: 

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 oe 2021 to be a 'Stonewall 
Diversity Champion' or to be included on Stonewall's 'Workplace Equality 
Index,' including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please 
redact personal details if necessary.
 
2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 or 2021 from Stonewall in 
relation to either application or programme.
 
3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 
or 2021 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you 
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad 
terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to 
withhold it)
 
4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected 
with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment 
carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further 
assessment was done).
 
5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 
2020; (iii) in 2021, whether or not as payment for goods or services.
 
6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme 
in the future, and if so whic
h.
 
We have processed this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Response 
 
I can confirm that London Borough of Barnet holds the information you requested. 
However, we consider that the following exemptions apply to some of the information 
requested.  The remaining information is not withheld and is below and attached.  

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please 
provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following 
descriptions:
 
1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 oe 2021 to be a 'Stonewall 
Diversity Champion' or to be included on Stonewall's 'Workplace Equality 
Index,' including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please 
redact personal details if necessary.
 
None.  
2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 or 2021 from Stonewall in 
relation to either application or programme.
 
N/A 
3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 
or 2021 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you 
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad 
terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to 
withhold it)
 
An initial enquiry on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index was made on 11 May 
2021 in response to request from the LGBTQ+ Staff Network group but no 
applications have been made. Please see attached. 
 
Please see refusal notice below.  
4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected 
with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment 
carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further 
assessment was done).
 
N/A 
5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 
2020; (iii) in 2021, whether or not as payment for goods or services.
 
None
6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme 
in the future, and if so which.
 
Not as of June 2021. 
 
Refusal Notice Section 40(2)  
Part 1 of Schedule 19 of the Data Protection Act 2018 amends the personal data 
exemption under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI). These are 
consequential amendments designed to ensure that the correct provisions of the 
GDPR and the new Act are referenced instead of the now repealed DPA 1998. They 
will not fundamentally impact when personal data can, and cannot, be disclosed in 
response to an FOI request.

Personal Information is governed by the Data Protection Act legislation and is 
defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person 
(‘data subject’)”. It adds that: an identifiable natural person is one who can be 
identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a 
name, an identification number, location number, an online identifier or to one or 
more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, 
cultural or social identity of that natural person.
The withheld information is exempt because disclosure would contravene the first 
data protection principle which requires that personal data is processed fairly and 
lawfully.  Disclosure of the requested information would breach this principle and in 
particular the requirement of fairness. 
Because individuals working for the council have a reasonable expectation of privacy 
and do not expect that the council would disclose their names or contact details in 
response to a freedom of information request, especially as they are relatively junior 
and not in public facing roles.  The council’s redaction policy states that officers’  
names and contact details under the level of Assistant Director will generally not be 
released.  All of the posts redacted are under the Assistant Director level. 
Further information
If you are interested in the data that the council holds you may wish to visit Open 
Barnet, the council’s data portal. This brings together all our published datasets and 
other information of interest on one searchable database for anyone, anywhere to 
access.   http://open.barnet.gov.uk/
Advice and Assistance : Direct Marketing 
If you are a company that intends to use the names and contact details of council 
officers (or other officers) provided in this response for direct marketing, you need to 
be registered with the Information Commissioner to process personal data for this 
purpose.  You must also check that the individual (whom you wish to contact for 
direct marketing purposes) is not registered with one of the Preference Services to 
prevent Direct Marketing. If they are you must adhere to this preference. 
You must also ensure you comply with the Privacy Electronic and Communications 
Regulations (PECR). For more information follow this Link   www.ico.org.uk
For the avoidance of doubt the provision of council (and other) officer names 
and contact details under FOI does not give consent to receive direct 
marketing via any media and expressly does not constitute a ‘soft opt-in’ 
under PECR. 

Your rights  
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you 
can request a review within the next 40 working days by writing to the Information 
Management Team at: xxx@xxxxxx.xxx.xx. Or by post to Information Management 
Team (FOI) London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW
 
If, having exhausted our review procedure, you remain dissatisfied with the handling 
of your request or complaint, you will have a right to appeal to the Information 
Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water 
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (telephone: 0303 123 1113; website 
www.ico.org.uk).  There is no charge for making an appeal.