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

Our Reference: 5326

 

Dear Gareth,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information.

 

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act.  We will respond by 24^th August 2018 at the latest.

 

Kind regards

 

Privacy Notice

 

The Council collects information, including personal information that you
provide about yourself and others, when you make a submission in relation
to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

 

The Council collects this information for the purpose of dealing with your
submission under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and in accordance
with the legislation, a request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 is not a valid request unless it is in writing and includes the
following information:

 

·         Enough of your real name to give anyone reading your request, a
reasonable indication of your identity.

·         Where you are an agent working on behalf of someone else, the
other party will be interpreted as being the requestor therefore their
details are required.

·         Valid address for correspondence (including postal or email).

·         A description of the information you require, which may include
details of someone else.

 

The term ‘in writing’ covers requests submitted by letter and electronic
form, including those sent via the internet through social networking
sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Where a social media site is used to
submit a request, the real name may be visible within the user profile. If
you make the request public by publishing it on a website, as opposed to
sending a private message to the authority’s account, then we will
consider it within the requester’s reasonable expectations that the
authority will also publish its response on the site. 

 

Under FOI legislation, we have to maintain a log of requests. This
information is retained for 6 years.  All other information associated
with your request, such as the request, our acknowledgement, consultation
with the department involved, and our subsequent response to you is
retained for 2 years.

 

The council will not disclose your personal information to external
entities. We will also take steps to limit the amount of personal
information about you, is disclosed as part of any consultation process
regarding your request.

 

If you do not provide the appropriate details required under the
legislation, the information cannot be provided.  Other rights are not
affected.  These can be found [1]here.

 

This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation
unless we have a duty to do so under law. This data will not be
transferred outside of the EEA.

 

No decisions around this data are made by automated means.

 

 

 

Julie Hemming-Smout

Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough
Councils

 

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871

Email: [2][email address]

 

Bromsgrove District Council Redditch Borough Council

Parkside, Town Hall,

Market Street, Walter Stranz Square,

Bromsgrove, Redditch,

Worcestershire B61 8DA Worcestershire B98 8AH

[3]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk [4]www.redditchbc.gov.uk

   

 

 

 

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5. mailto:[Redditch Borough Council request email]
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Our Reference: 7282

 

Dear Gareth,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information.

 

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act.  We will respond by 24^th August 2018 at the latest.

 

Kind regards

 

Privacy Notice

 

The Council collects information, including personal information that you
provide about yourself and others, when you make a submission in relation
to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

 

The Council collects this information for the purpose of dealing with your
submission under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and in accordance
with the legislation, a request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 is not a valid request unless it is in writing and includes the
following information:

 

·         Enough of your real name to give anyone reading your request, a
reasonable indication of your identity.

·         Where you are an agent working on behalf of someone else, the
other party will be interpreted as being the requestor therefore their
details are required.

·         Valid address for correspondence (including postal or email).

·         A description of the information you require, which may include
details of someone else.

 

The term ‘in writing’ covers requests submitted by letter and electronic
form, including those sent via the internet through social networking
sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Where a social media site is used to
submit a request, the real name may be visible within the user profile. If
you make the request public by publishing it on a website, as opposed to
sending a private message to the authority’s account, then we will
consider it within the requester’s reasonable expectations that the
authority will also publish its response on the site. 

 

Under FOI legislation, we have to maintain a log of requests. This
information is retained for 6 years.  All other information associated
with your request, such as the request, our acknowledgement, consultation
with the department involved, and our subsequent response to you is
retained for 2 years.

 

The council will not disclose your personal information to external
entities. We will also take steps to limit the amount of personal
information about you, is disclosed as part of any consultation process
regarding your request.

 

If you do not provide the appropriate details required under the
legislation, the information cannot be provided.  Other rights are not
affected.  These can be found [1]here.

 

This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation
unless we have a duty to do so under law. This data will not be
transferred outside of the EEA.

 

No decisions around this data are made by automated means.

 

 

 

Julie Hemming-Smout

Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough
Councils

 

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871

Email: [2][email address]

 

Bromsgrove District Council Redditch Borough Council

Parkside, Town Hall,

Market Street, Walter Stranz Square,

Bromsgrove, Redditch,

Worcestershire B61 8DA Worcestershire B98 8AH

[3]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk [4]www.redditchbc.gov.uk

   

 

 

 

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Dear foi team,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request dated 27 July 2018.
By law the council should have responded promptly and by 28 August 2018.
Could you provide an update as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Dear Redditch Borough Council foi team,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI, relating to capital receipts and redundancies, request dated 27 July 2018.

By law the council should have responded promptly and by 28 August 2018, 20 days ago. I have since sent a follow-up email requesting a response without success.

Could you provide me with an update by 5pm today (September 17) or I will have no choice but to submit a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Dear Mr Davies,

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request, ref. 5326.

We will do our best to send your response by the end of this week (that is, by Friday 21 September).

I realise that this may be unacceptably late for you, and in that case you are welcome to approach the Information Commissioner's Office with your complaint. You can reach them here:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone 01625 545 700
www.ico.gov.uk/

Kind regards,

Nicola Brothwell
Information Support Officer, Business Development
Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils
Tel: 01527 881661
Email: [email address]
Bromsgrove District Council
Parkside,
Market Street,
Bromsgrove,
Worcestershire B61 8DA
www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Redditch Borough Council
Town Hall,
Walter Stranz Square,
Redditch,
Worcestershire B98 8AH
www.redditchbc.gov.uk

View our privacy and fair processing notices –
Redditch:
http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/council/cor...
Bromsgrove:
http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/council/cor...

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Our Reference: 5326 (Redditch Borough Council) / 7282 (Bromsgrove District
Council)

 

Dear Gareth,

 

Thank you for your recent Information request. I can now offer you the
following information:

 

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 The information you have
requested is formally exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act (already accessible to the requester), which is an
absolute exemption.  Redditch is available here:
[1]http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/council/fin...
Bromsgrove is available here:
[2]http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/council/fin...

 

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 Please see response to A)

iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform No capital receipts
have been used to fund revenue costs of service reform.

iv) Other

 

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since
flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:
N/A

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 N/A

 

I hope this resolves your enquiry and that you are satisfied with the
response.

 

However, if you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been
handled, you have the right to request an internal review.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following a review by the Council, you have
the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. You can contact the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

[3]www.ico.gov.uk/

 

 

Regards,

 

Julie Hemming-Smout

Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough
Councils

 

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871

Email: [4][email address]

 

Bromsgrove District Council Redditch Borough Council

Parkside, Town Hall,

Market Street, Walter Stranz Square,

Bromsgrove, Redditch,

Worcestershire B61 8DA Worcestershire B98 8AH

[5]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk [6]www.redditchbc.gov.uk

   

View our privacy notices via the following links –

Redditch:

[7]http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/council/cor...

Bromsgrove:

[8]http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/council/cor...

 

 

 

 

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