Capital receipts and redundancies

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to South Kesteven District Council as part of a batch sent to 352 authorities

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The request was successful.

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

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Davies,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1361409

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 01/08/2018 16:49:00

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will provide you with a response within 20 working days, in this case no later than (29/08/2018 16:48:59).

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent us releasing the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case, and we will advise you of your rights of appeal.

If the information you requested contains reference to a third party, we may need to consult with them before a decision can be made about the information being released. You will be informed if this is the case.

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Further information about the Freedom of Information Act is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk<http://www.ico.org.uk>

Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Davies,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1361810

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 02/08/2018 11:21:20

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will provide you with a response within 20 working days, in this case no later than (30/08/2018 11:21:19).

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent us releasing the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case, and we will advise you of your rights of appeal.

If the information you requested contains reference to a third party, we may need to consult with them before a decision can be made about the information being released. You will be informed if this is the case.

If you require the response from us in an alternative format, e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let us know.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk<http://www.ico.org.uk>

Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

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Dear Mr Davies

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1361409

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 01/08/2018. A summary of your request is as follows:

Request Summary

Seeking information on Capital Receipts & Redundancies.

Our response is:

Please see attached spreadsheet for our response to your questions.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact either myself or
Mrs Lucy Youles, Assistant Director Legal and Democratic, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ, telephone 01476 406080.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Address (head office)

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

http://www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Mrs Claire Morgan

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

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Dear Mr Davies,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1361810

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 02/08/2018 11:21:20. A summary of your request is as follows:

Request Summary

1) A list of building, land and heritage assets disposed of (i.e. the council no longer owned the asset) by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset

- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?

- Address (if applicable)

- Postcode (if applicable)

- UPRN (if possible)

- The date it was disposed of

- The type of disposal (for example sale, community asset transfer, etc)

- The valuation of the asset at the point it was classified as an asset held for sale (both lower amount and fair value less, if possible)

- How much it was sold for? (if applicable)

- Who it was sold to?

- How it was disposed of (open market, auction, etc)

2) A list of building, land and heritage assets acquired by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset

- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?

- Address

- Postcode

- UPRN (if possible)

- The date it was acquired

- Who was it acquired from?

- How much did it cost?

- Is it now classed as an investment property?

3) How many land, building and heritage assets did the council have as of

a) the beginning of 2014/15

b) the date on which you received this request

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

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.

Please note the questions:

Who it was sold to?

Who was it acquired from?

Our response is:

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

The answers to questions 1 and 2 are on the spreadsheet attached as requested.

The information is published on our website for questions 3 and 3a, please find at http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.as... and I would suggest visiting the link. The 2018 list is currently being updated and due for publishing by the end of the month, this shall reflect any changes from the previous year. We do not have an Asset list for 2014/15 as we were only due to publish these from 2015 onwards to which the lists for the previous years are on the website.

Questions that were noted at the end of your request regarding purchasing and selling information have been listed in questions 1 and 2.

Further information about freedom of information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: www.ico.org.uk<http://www.ico.org.uk>

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Strategic Director - Growth

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices, St. Peters Hill

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ

Tel: 01476 406080

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.