Capital receipts and redundancies

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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

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 18/278

 

30 July 2018

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Capital
receipts and redundancies.

 

We can confirm your request was received on 27 July 2018. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact the
Corporate Information Team, quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext. 28186

 

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NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

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Ref No: 18/278

 

23 August 2018

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Capital receipts and redundancies.

 

The information you requested is attached and the following has been
provided by our Corporate Information Manager:

 

“After considering the question of Redundancies, I would be happy to
release the overall number, but I believe people could be identified if we
released the number against the Division (particularly because it is so
small).

 

An individual would have a reasonable expectation that the terms on which
their employment came to an end would be treated as confidential. In
addition, redundancy does not relate to employees’ official functions and
responsibilities but instead signals the end of the relationship between
the employer and themselves, which carries a strong general expectation of
privacy. Accordingly the disclosure would breach the Data Protection
principles. In conclusion, we believe providing the number against
Division is exempt under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.”

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response,
quoting the above reference number, via email at: [1][North Kesteven District Council request email]
or by post to North Kesteven District Council, Corporate and Customer
Services, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext. 28186

 

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