Dear Angus Council,

Could you please provide me with a total agency spend broken down by both (A) Contract Agency Spend, and (B) Off Contract Agency Spend (non tender agreement), between January 2017 and December 2017 for the following:

Qualified Social Workers
Social work assistants
Social Care Workers
Support workers
Dietitians
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapists
Radiographers
Speech and Language Therapists

Yours faithfully,

Chris Tervit

Dear Mr Tervit

Thank you for your information request dated 29 December 2017 (received by Angus Council that same day).

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476234 or email [email address]

Yours sincerely
Brenda Angus
_______________________________________________________________________________
Brenda Angus | Clerical Officer | Place Directorate | Legal & Democratic Services | Angus Council | Angus House | Orchardbank Business Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 476234 |DX 530678 FORFAR|Email: [email address] ; [Angus Council request email]

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004
INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009
Your Right to Request a Review by the Council
If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments, you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Place Directorate, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail [email address] within 40 working days.

Your request must:
• be in writing (or recordable format);
• give your name and address for correspondence;
• give details of the information which you originally requested from the council; and
• give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:
• be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
• give your name and address for correspondence.
• give details of the request for information which you originally requested from the council;
• give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response to your original request;
• give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies under the 2009 Regulations.

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following hyperlink:
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR... or by contacting:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611; Email - [email address]

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Dear AngusBM,

Can I please request a response to my enquiry initially made to the Council on December 29th.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Tervit

I am currently out of the office until WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2018 and will
respond to you if necessary on my return.  If your message is urgent
please contact my line manager Alan Ingram on [email address]

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Dear Mr Tervit
 
Request for Information
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 29 December 2017
(received by the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for
attention.   Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to
your request.
 
You have requested the following information:
 
Could you please provide me with a total agency spend broken down by both
(A) Contract Agency Spend, and (B) Off Contract Agency Spend (non tender
agreement), between January 2017 and December 2017 for the following:
 
Qualified Social Workers
Social work assistants
Social Care Workers
Support workers
Dietitians
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapists
Radiographers
Speech and Language Therapists
 
Unfortunately the Council does not hold the information in the format
requested as our financial system does not categorise areas of spend in
relation to specific job roles.   However I can advise that the total
spend for On Contract social care agency staff for the financial year
2016/2017 was £84,722.29.  It is my understanding that there is no “off
contract” agency spent.
 
In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or
through its Publication Scheme.  If you require further information please
first check that the information you want is not routinely published as
any such information is exempt from release in terms of Section 25 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
 
I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as of
today's date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given.
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information
set out below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy
with how the Council has dealt with your request. If you have any queries,
please contact me on 01307 476234 or e-mail [1][email address].
 
Yours sincerely,
Brenda Angus
 
_______________________________________________________________________________
Brenda Angus | Clerical Officer | Place Directorate | Legal & Democratic
Services | Angus Council | Angus House | Orchardbank Business Park |
Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 476234 |DX 530678 FORFAR|Email:
[2][email address] ; [3][Angus Council request email]
 

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AHSCPIDT, Angus Council

1 Attachment

Ref      1155/17

Date   14/02/2018

 

Dear Mr Tervit

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your information request dated 29 December 2017 (received by
Angus Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention. I
apologise for the delay in my response.

 

Below is the information you have requested and our response

 

1) Could you please provide me with a total agency spend broken down by
both (A) Contract Agency Spend, and (B) Off Contract Agency Spend (non
tender agreement), between January 2017 and December 2017 for the
following:

 

Qualified Social Workers

Social work assistants

Social Care Workers

Support workers

Dietitians

Occupational Therapists

Physiotherapists

Radiographers

Speech and Language Therapists

 

Response

 

The requested breakdown is not available from the purchasing records held
by the Council in relation to specific job roles. We cannot provide this
information for the calendar year 2017 as our financial system does not
categorise areas of spend. 

 

However we do have the information for 2016/17 financial year for social
care, Total Spend on social care agency staff in 2016/17 (On Contract) =
£84,722.29 

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the [1]Council’s website or
through its [2]Publication Scheme.  If you require further information
please first check that the information you want is not routinely
published as any such information is exempt from release in terms of
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation
6(1)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you.  Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as at
todays date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given. 
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party.  Please refer to the
information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain
if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

 

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 013037 474883 or e-mail
[3][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

[4]Signature - Vivienne Davidson

 

 

Vivienne Davidson

Principal Officer

 

 

Enc (where appropriate)

 

 

 

APPENDIX

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [email address])

 

 

 

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