Dear Fife Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request information regarding your Business Management Innovation Unit. Can you confirm the date it was created and, since its inception, can also you please confirm the number of innovations delivered and associated savings achieved by this unit.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Smith

Fife Council

Dear B Smith,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 11/07/2018 our reference: FCIR 22826. 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,

S Guthrie
Information Management & Requests Team

Shannon Guthrie, Fife Council

Dear B Smith,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 11/07/2018, our reference: FCIR
22826. 

 

I am pleased to provide the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

1.       Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request
information regarding your Business Management Innovation Unit. Can you
confirm the date it was created and, since its inception, can also you
please confirm the number of innovations delivered and associated savings
achieved by this unit.

 

-          The Business Management Innovation Unit was formed within the
Finance & Corporate Services Directorate in July 2016.  The unit leads the
continuous improvement and development of the Directorate’s business
processes, introducing new ways of working and promoting the best use of
existing and new technologies.

 

-          Innovations are ideas, changes to methods, devices, solutions
etc and therefore a definitive number is not held.  However many change
projects relating to internal processes have been implemented to assist
staff and managers.  There are also been recommendations from service
reviews put in place to ease, streamline and make more effective business
processes.  

 

-          The team assisted Services within the Directorate to achieve
approved savings for 2018/19 of £3.3m. 

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

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 [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working 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
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

S Guthrie

Information Management Request Team

 

 

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