Amazon support

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Fife Council

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Dear Fife Council,

I am interested to learn more about the relationship between Amazon and Fife Council.

Please treat this email as an FOI request.

I am interested in the following information.

1. How much Amazon have paid to Fife council in domestic rates in each of the last three years? Please break this down by property location and year.

2. Does Amazon occupy and property leased from Fife Council? If so, please provide details of any lease payments received from Amazon in the last three years, broken down by location and year.

3. Has Amazon received any additional funding or support in kind from Fife Council in the last three years? This may include rebates, discounts, grant funding, 'enabling' infrastructure investment, or help with consultancy costs. If so, please confirm the nature of this support, including an estimated value where support is provided in-kind.

4. Where support has been provided in the last three years, please provide copies of any materials related to grant applications and subsequent monitoring forms or associated documentation held by the council.

I would prefer not to receive materials in pdf format files. Please supply numerical data in spreadsheet format - ideally Microsoft Excel files.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Kind regards,

Alastair Tibbitt.

Fife Council

Dear Alastair Tibbitt,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 26/02/2019 12:18 our ref: 26083. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely

Deborah McKay
Information Officer

Dear Fife Council,

My FOI request "Amazon support" is now overdue. By law you should normally have responded within 20 working days.

Please clarify when you plan to respond to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Info Review, Fife Council

Dear Mr Tibbitt

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - REQUEST FOR REVIEW

I refer to your e-mail to Information Requests dated and received on 28 March 2019 which has been taken as a request to review the Council’s failure to respond to your request.

Your e-mail has been passed to the Head of Legal Services for review.

A response will be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your e-mail.

If you are dissatisfied with the Councils response to your request for a review, you have the right to make an application to the Scottish Information Commissioner in terms of Section 47(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. Any such application must be made before the expiry of the 6 months after the date of receipt of our review letter and should be sent to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9D or online at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Stuart
Legal Services

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Info Review, Fife Council

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Dear Mr Tibbitt

 

Please find attached the response to your request for a review which I
have signed in the absence of Morag Ferguson, Head of Legal Services.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ewen Robertson

Solicitor

On behalf of

Head of Legal Services

 

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Dear Mr Robertson,

Thank you for sending through the review response to my FOI regarding Amazon. I'm afraid the links you sent to council reports detailing the rent paid by Amazon do not work. Please could you send the reports directly?

Yours sincerely,

Ally Tibbitt

Info Review, Fife Council

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Dear Mr Tibbitt

Thank you for your email, the contents of which are noted.

I have double-checked the links again and they still appear to be working.

However, I attach copies of the two reports referred to for the sake of convenience. The information is on pages 79 and 149 of the reports.

Please let me know if you have any difficulties in opening the attachments.

Yours sincerely

Ewen Robertson
Solicitor
On behalf of
Head of Legal Services

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The outcome of this FOI informed this news story: https://theferret.scot/amazon-tax-fife-c...