Capital receipts and redundancies

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council as part of a batch sent to 352 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Davies

 

Your request for information ref. SOT70604

 

Thank you for your request for information about capital reciepts.  Your
request was received by the Information Rights Team on 27 July 2018.  This
is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information Rights
legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

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possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

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August 2018 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

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Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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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

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Davies,

Thank you for your email. We apologise for the delay in responding to your request for information. Please be assured we are still processing your request and will respond to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team
 
Information Rights
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965
E: [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Davies

 

Your request for information ref. SOT70604 about capital receipts

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
attached below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes.  Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

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.

 

Response:

 

This information can be found within the Statement of Accounts (4.2.9 -
Capital Receipts Reserve) and can be accessed by clicking on the following
link [1]Accounts | Stoke-on-Trent

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 -
[2]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...)

iv) Other

 

Response:

 

This information can be found within the Statement of Accounts (4.2.9 -
Capital Receipts Reserve) and can be accessed by clicking on the following
link [3]Accounts | Stoke-on-Trent

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

 

Response:

 

The amount of capital receipts used in 2016/17 and 2017/18 for service
transformation-general fund can be seen in the 2017/18 Statement of
Accounts (4.2.9 – Capital Receipts Reserve)

[4]Accounts | Stoke-on-Trent

 

2016/17 £519k - used to meet the cost of redundancies

2017/18 £8,297k - breakdown can be seen in Provisional Outturn report to
Cabinet 26/06/18

 

Also see – 2017/18 Cabinet Report 26/06/18 – ‘Financial Performance –
Provisional Outturn 2017/18’, see Appendix A, Section 5 of the report

[5]Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 1.00 pm | Stoke on Trent
City Council

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

 

Response: See response to part C.

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

 

Response:

 

The total number of exit packages is reported in the Statement of
Accounts. [6]Accounts | Stoke-on-Trent

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [11][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

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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 |
| |
|  |
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