Brexit planning

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

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Dear Aberdeen City 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

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Tibbitt,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-18-1403.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 24
September 2018.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 22 October 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Information Compliance Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Information Compliance Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | 3^rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen
| AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Dear Mr Tibbitt

 

Thank you for your information request of 22 September 2018.  Aberdeen
City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

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.

There has been no spend on external consultants.

 

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.

Please refer to the following committee documents available on ACC’s
website:

 

Full Council on 17 August 2016 (item 7(e) of the Public reports pack):
[1]https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/m...

 

Full Council on 14 December 2016 (item 7(e) of the Public reports pack):
[2]https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/m...

 

As copies of any Brexit planning documentation is otherwise accessible at
the above web links, it is exempt from disclosure.  In order to comply
with its obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA, ACC
hereby gives notice that we are refusing this part of your request under
the terms of Section 25(1) - Information Otherwise Accessible - of the
FOISA.

 

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.

ACC does not hold this information.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on technical or advisory
briefing documentation on Brexit that has been produced by the
organisation and supplied to other government agencies or bodies as it is
not held by ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the terms
of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this information
is not held by it. 

 

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.

ACC does not hold this information.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on technical or advisory
documentation that has been supplied to the agency from other public
bodies that relates to Brexit contingency planning as it is not held by
ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section
17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not held
by it. 

 

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.

ACC does not hold this information.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on details of any assessment
that has been made of the financial impact on the organisation, either
positive or negative, of the Brexit process or a contingency fund as it is
not held by ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the terms
of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this information
is not held by it. 

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anna Buchan

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

     
[3]ACC_Crest_for mac Anna Buchan | Information Compliance Officer
email
Aberdeen City Council | Information Compliance Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | 3^rd Floor | Broad Street |
Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

References

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