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Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
Please ask for
8 June 2023
Dear Jamie Freedom of Information Act 2000
To provide this information would exceed the appropriate limit, as outlined in Section 12
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You asked us: Q1. Please provide a schedule of individual grants received from "Central
Government" since your records began. Please detail the value of the grant and
any restrictions on how the funds may be used, e.g., to house venerable adults,
repair roads, house asylum seekers, planting trees, etc.
The information requested is already in the public domain for the last eight years. WCC
publish financial accounts on WCC website every year and the website includes each
year's accounts from 2014/15 onwards. The accounts include a note that sets out all the
government grants we have received in year and can be accessed from the following
It has been estimated that such a search all grants would greatly exceed the 18 hours
of officer time set as an appropriate limit under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, and therefore we are not obliged to comply with your
Finding, retrieving and preparing information takes employees' time and consequently
we are allowed to consider costs. If, based upon an hourly rate of £25 the cost exceeds
the 'appropriate limit', then the public authority can refuse to fulfil the request. For Local
Authorities the 'appropriate limit' is set at £450 (which equates to 18 hours of officer
Therefore, we are not obliged to provide the information requested. In not providing this
information the Council is relying upon Section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, whereby the Council is not obliged to comply with a request for information if the
Council estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the appropriate limit.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an
internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within 40 days of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Phone: 0303 123 1113 Website: www.ico.org.uk
I will now close your request as of this date.
Information Rights Officer