Brexit planning

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Borders Council as part of a batch sent to 34 authorities

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Dear Scottish Borders 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

Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ally Tibbitt

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to the
above and shall respond within the relevant 20 working day period.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

0300 100 1800

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Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ally Tibbitt

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 relating to the above I am now able to respond.

 

The following response was prepared and provided on behalf of Democratic
Services:

 

1.       No spend has occurred.

2.       This information is available to view on the Council Website by
using the following link and the information relating is at item 6.

 

[1]https://scottishborders.moderngov.co.uk/...

 

An extract from A report to Corporate Management Team on ‘Tackling Cross
Cutting Matters’ of 27^th September 2018 is attached.

 

3.       No information has been produced by Scottish Borders Council and
supplied to other government agencies or bodies therefore this question is
exempt under section 17 of the FoISA – Information not held

4.       No information has been supplied therefore this question is
exempt under section 17 of the FoISA – Information not held

No assessment exists, and no contingency fund has been established.
therefore this question is exempt under section 17 of the FoISA –
Information not held

 

I should advise that you have a right to request a review within 40
working days from the date we respond to your request.  You should either
e-mail [2][Scottish Borders Council request email] or write to the Information Manager,
Scottish Borders Council, Council HQ, Newtown St. Boswells TD6 0SA.

 

If after the Council’s FOI Advice Group have considered your review and
you are still not happy with the decision you then have a right to appeal
to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, you do this either
by visiting [3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal  or by post to: 
Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St. Andrews, fife KY16 9DS.

Yours sincerely

for the

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

E mail:  [email address]

Tel: 0300 100 1800

 

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Dear Scottish Borders Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Borders Council's handling of my FOI request 'Brexit planning'.

I note that the linked report in your initial response included reference to a "brexit taskforce" - yet none of the materials consumed by this group have been supplied. Furthermore, no attachment was available with the response.

To be clear, FOI responses should not be limited to information that has previously been published and I explicitly sought material that had been produced or consumed by internal groups such as, but not necessarily limited to, the brexit taskforce.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email requesting a review of the Council’s
response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 relating to the above.

 

The FOI Advice Group shall meet within the 20 working day period and a
response will be sent to you within that timescale.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

Please find attached the Council’s response for the above review.

 

Kind regards

Information Officer

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