Dear Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

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

FOI Helpdesk, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Ms Tibbitt

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your request, received by SEPA
24/09/2018, in which you asked for the following information:

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.

We must respond to your request within a 20 working day timeframe.  This
means that we will issue you with a response by 22/10/2018 at the latest.

Your unique reference number is F0189582. Please quote this in any future
contact with us about your request.

This acknowledgement has been sent electronically to
[FOI #521175 email]. If you would like a hard copy
signed letter please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any queries in the meantime please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Julie OBrien

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

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Dear Ms Tibbitt

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Please refer to the enclosed response in relation to your request for
information.

Regards

Alison Ewing

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

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Dear Ms Tibbitt

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Please refer to the enclosed final response in relation to your request
for information.

Regards

Cara Everitt

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

The information contained in this email and any attachments may be
confidential and is intended solely for the use of the intended
recipients. Access, copying or re-use of the information in it by any
other is not authorised. If you are not the intended recipient please
notify us immediately by return email to [2][email address]

SEPA registered office: Strathallan House, Castle Business Park, Stirling,
FK9 4TZ. Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the email
system at SEPA may be subject to monitoring from time to time

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