Brexit Assessments

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Dear Fife Council,

This is a Freedom of Information request. I am interested in information from held by your organisation that relates to the process of planning and preparing for a possible future when the UK may not be a member of the European Union ("Brexit").

In particular:

1. How much has been spent on external consultants or support to advise on the implications and consequences of brexit, or recommend actions to mitigate any possible brexit impacts? If spend has occurred, please confirm the name of the supplier or suppliers and copies of any material produced by this process.

2. Please supply copies of any brexit planning documentation held by the organisation or consumed by senior management. This may include, but should not be limited to, Risk Assessments, Action Plans, Meeting minutes, Reports and presentations.

3. Please supply technical or advisory briefing documentation on brexit that has been produced by the organisation and supplied to other government agencies or bodies.

4. Please supply copies of any technical or advisory documentation that has been supplied to the agency from other public bodies that relates to Brexit contingency planning.

5. Please supply details of any assessment that has been made of the financial impact on the organisation, either positive or negative, of the brexit process. Has the organisation set-aside a contingency fund or invested as a direct consequence of the brexit process? If so, please provide summary details.

Please provide the requested information in electronic format. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear Ally Tibbitt,




Thank you for your information request received on 24/09/2018 our ref:
23936. 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,



Elaine Walters

Customer Experience Information Specialist



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Elaine Walters, Fife Council

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Dear Ally Tibbitt




I refer to your information request received 24 September 2018 our ref:


I am pleased to provide you with the information you have requested for
Questions 2, 3 & 4 of your request.  As part of briefings to businesses,
Economy, Planning & Employability Services, have produced two briefing
papers, as attached. These do not plan for a No Deal Brexit, but rather
give a range of scenarios as known at time of writing.  Also attached is a
briefing on Brexit for the Co-leaders Report to Council.


Some of the information you have requested is subject to an exemption: 
Section 25 Information Otherwise Accessible. This relates to a report to
committee and is available on FifeDirect at Page 128 after the following




The information you requested for Questions 1 & 5 of your request is a Nil
return. There has been no spend on external consultants or support to
advise on the implications and consequences of Brexit.


If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision.  Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [2][email address].  The law
provides for you to make this request up to 60 workings days from when we
received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this
correspondence whichever is the later date.  Where the outcome of the
review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have
the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a


Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these timescales.


Yours sincerely





Elaine Walters

Information Specialist




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