BBC - FOI request

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Dear University of Leicester,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request information regarding the University's use of PR firms.

To be clear this request is seeking to understand how much is being spent on Public Relation companies and in what circumstances. We do not want marketing or communication budgets to be included. Any questions please get back to me prior to the 20 day time limit.

Can you please answer the following:
A) How much was spent per month 1st July 2017 - 31st July 2019 on PR firms?
B) What firms did you employ in this period and what were the terms of service? Please include any special projects or issues they worked on.
C) Between 1st July 2017 - 31st July 2019 did you ever employ a PR firm specifically for 'crisis management'. If so who did you employ, how much were they paid and what issue were they addressing?

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon
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Dear Poppy,
I write to acknowledge receipt of your request, dated 22nd August 2019,
made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please note the effective date of the request, i.e. date of receipt of
your request by the University of Leicester for processing, is 22nd August
2019 and that the latest date by which the University must respond under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is 20th September 2019.
I will arrange for the information to which you are entitled under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be supplied to you as soon as
reasonably possible, and in any event within the period set out by the
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding
your request.
Best wishes,
Myron Stevenson
Senior Information Assurance Officer
Information Assurance Services,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
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