Capital receipts and redundancies

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Northamptonshire County Council as part of a batch sent to 352 authorities

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To the information officer,

I am emailing to request information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to the date on which you received this request) I request the following information:

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of any type of asset

B) A breakdown of the use of capital receipts within each financial year by the following three categories:
i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure
ii)To invest in new capital expenditure
iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in March 2016 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...)
iv) Other

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:
i) The date the reform began
ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used
iii) The savings target at the time
iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet, with the points above as the column headers if possible

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FR8457

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information dated 27/07/2018.

 

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact me quoting
the reference FR8457 in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[1][email address]

[2]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Davies,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[email address]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Ms Jobling,

Thank you for responding to my FOI request.

I had one issue to follow up on.

The response combines the use of capital receipts to meet the cost of borrowing and to invest in new capital expenditure. The other councils I have contacted were able to separate these figures, are you able to do this?

Thanks for any further assistance you can give.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Davies,

 

We will make enquiries with the service area and get back to you as soon
as we hear from them

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
[email address]

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Further to our e mail below.

 

The service area have advised that it is not possible to separate the
figures, however they have advised

 

The Capital Strategy from the time says that receipts would be utilised as
follows:

 

All net capital receipts/disposals will be allocated in the first
instance:

• 50% to repay Council borrowing and

• 50% to re-invest in the funding of the Council’s Capital Programme

 

Kind regards

 

Tracey Gilkes

FOI / DP Admin

Northamptonshire County Council

Business Intelligence and Project Management

ONE Angel Square

Angel Street

Northampton

NN1 1ED

 

t : 01604 368360

e: [1][email address]

     [2][email address]

 

 

From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 22 August 2018 11:12
To: 'Gareth Davies' <[FOI #502255 email]>
Cc: Freedom of Information
<[email address]>
Subject: RE: [UNCLASSIFIED] FR8457- Reply letter

 

Dear Mr Davies,

 

We will make enquiries with the service area and get back to you as soon
as we hear from them

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [3][email address]
[4][email address]

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