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Dear Angus 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

InformationGovernance, Angus Council

Dear Mr Tibbitt

Thank you for your information request dated 22 September 2018 (received by Angus Council that same day).

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476234 or email [email address]

Yours sincerely
Brenda Angus
_______________________________________________________________________________
Brenda Angus | Clerical Officer | Place | Legal & Democratic | Angus Council | Angus House | Orchardbank Business Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 476234 |DX 530678 FORFAR|Email: [email address] ; [email address]

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004
INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments, you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Service Leader – Legal & Democratic, Place Directorate, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail [email address] within 40 working days.

Your request must:
be in writing (or recordable format);
give your name and address for correspondence;
give details of the information which you originally requested from the council; and
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Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:
be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
give your name and address for correspondence.
give details of the request for information which you originally requested from the council;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response to your original request;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies under the 2009 Regulations.

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following hyperlink:
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR... or by contacting:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611; Email - [email address]

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TeviotdaleK,

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 22 September 2018
(received by the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for
attention.

 

You have requested the following information and I have provided our
response after each question: 

 

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. 

 

£0 - In the main we have worked through national body CoSLA and also as
members of the East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC)

 

 

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.

 

[1]https://www.angus.gov.uk/sites/angus-cms...

 

[2]https://www.angus.gov.uk/media/agenda_it...

 

[3]https://www.angus.gov.uk/media/agenda_it...

 

 

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.

 

See attached document Scottish Parliament Response Updated.doc

 

 

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.

 

[4]https://digitalpublications.parliament.s...

 

Home Office organised a teleconference briefing on Wednesday 22 August to
discuss EU citizens living in the UK and the Settlement Scheme that will
open late this year.

 

See attached document produced by EY - The UKs EU Referendum and COLSA -
Understanding the Skills Implications of Brexit produced by SDS

 

The National Records of Scotland published an overview of EEA nationals in
local authority areas, and the sectors they work in. Here is the Angus
profile -
[5]https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//sta...

 

The Government has released an Employer Toolkit to help businesses support
their EU employees and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

 

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.

 

None

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or
through its Publication Scheme.  If you require further information please
first check that the information you want is not routinely published as
any such information is exempt from release in terms of Section 25 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you.  Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as at
today’s date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given. 
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party.  Please refer to the
information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain
if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 03452 777
778 or email [7][email address]

 

Regards

 

Kevin Teviotdale, Assistant Policy & Information Officer - Economic
Development | Angus Council| 03452 777778

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

                                                             

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

                                                               

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Service Leader – Legal & Democratic, Place Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [8][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:                      

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations. 

 

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following
hyperlink:

[9]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
or by contacting:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [10][email address]

 

 

 

Regards

 

Kevin Teviotdale, Assistant Policy & Information Officer - Economic
Development | Angus Council| 03452 777778

 

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

Apologies for the second email, the document did not attached correctly
the first time.  Thank you for your request for information dated 22
September 2018 (received by the Council that same day) which has been
passed to me for attention. 

 

You have requested the following information and I have provided our
response after each question: 

 

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. 

 

£0 - In the main we have worked through national body CoSLA and also as
members of the East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC)

 

 

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.

 

[1]https://www.angus.gov.uk/sites/angus-cms...

 

[2]https://www.angus.gov.uk/media/agenda_it...

 

[3]https://www.angus.gov.uk/media/agenda_it...

 

 

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.

 

See attached document Scottish Parliament Response Updated.doc

 

 

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.

 

[4]https://digitalpublications.parliament.s...

 

Home Office organised a teleconference briefing on Wednesday 22 August to
discuss EU citizens living in the UK and the Settlement Scheme that will
open late this year.

 

See attached document produced by EY - The UKs EU Referendum and COLSA -
Understanding the Skills Implications of Brexit produced by SDS

 

The National Records of Scotland published an overview of EEA nationals in
local authority areas, and the sectors they work in. Here is the Angus
profile -
[5]https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//sta...

 

The Government has released an Employer Toolkit to help businesses support
their EU employees and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

 

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.

 

None

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or
through its Publication Scheme.  If you require further information please
first check that the information you want is not routinely published as
any such information is exempt from release in terms of Section 25 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you.  Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as at
today’s date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given. 
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party.  Please refer to the
information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain
if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 03452 777
778 or email [7][email address]

 

Regards

 

Kevin Teviotdale, Assistant Policy & Information Officer - Economic
Development | Angus Council| 03452 777778

 

APPENDIX

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

                                                             

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

                                                               

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Service Leader – Legal & Democratic, Place Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [8][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:                      

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations. 

 

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following
hyperlink:

[9]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
or by contacting:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [10][email address]

 

 

 

Regards

 

Kevin Teviotdale, Assistant Policy & Information Officer - Economic
Development | Angus Council| 03452 777778

 

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representation and does not represent the views of Angus Council. Emails
may be monitored for security and network management reasons. Messages
containing inappropriate content may be intercepted. Angus Council does
not accept any liability for any harm that may be caused to the recipient
system or data on it by this message or any attachment.

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