Capital receipts and redundancies - local authorities in Wales

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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 15/03/2019) I request the following information:

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of land and building assets

B) A breakdown of the use of the capital receipts in question (A) within each financial year by the following 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 April 2016 and detailed here: http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wal...)
iv) Other

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in April 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 (this includes but is not limited to those redundancies listed in question (D)

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

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request.  Please find attached an
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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Gareth Davies

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 15th March 2019. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information:

 

Questions (a) to (d):

The following table details the capital receipts received by the Authority
for the period requested.

 

2018/19
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
(at 18.03.19)
HRA
Capital £1,298,233.70 £1,688,270.00 £1,704,000.00 £1,510,695.82 £3,654,707.00
Receipts
GF
Capital £315,500.00 £854,406.87 £1,016,945.00 £1,769,655.33 £290,134.65
Receipts

 

An amount of £60,660 received in 2016-17 was used to support the
Authorities general capital programme in 2017-18.

The Authority has not used any capital receipts to fund any service
reforms.

The Authority has not used capital receipts to fund the cost of any
redundancies.

 

(e)  The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each
financial year broken down by the service they relate to (this includes
but is not limited to those redundancies listed in question (d).

 

 

Redundancy Related Redundancy â End
Year Service Area to Service of Fixed Term Number
Contract
Education &      
2014/15 Corporate Services
5 9 14
Social Services &      
2014/15 Housing
0 2 2
2014/15 Communities 6 4 10
2014/15 Schools 0 6 6

 

 

Year Service Area Redundancy Related Redundancy â End of Number
to Service Fixed Term Contract
  Education &
Corporate Services 1 14 15
2015/16
2015/16 Social Services & 0 0 0
Housing
2015/16 Communities 1 0 1
2015/16 Schools 7 13 20

 

 

Year Service Area Redundancy Related Redundancy â End of Number
to Service Fixed Term Contract
2016/17 Education & 6 2 8
Corporate Services
2016/17 Social Services & 1 1 2
Housing
2016/17 Communities 2 0 2
2016/17 Schools 13 5 18

 

 

Redundancy Related Redundancy â End
Year Service Area to Service of Fixed Term Number
Contract
2017/18 Education & 1 1 2
Corporate Services
2017/18 Social Services & 1 1 2
Housing
2017/18 Communities 0 0 0
2017/18 Schools 2 5 9

 

 

Redundancy Redundancy â End of
Year Service Area Related to Fixed Term Contract Number
Service
2018/19 to Education & 1 2 3
date Corporate Services
2018/19 to Social Services & 1 3 4
date Housing
2018/19 to Communities 0 0 0
date
2018/19 to Schools 0 10 10
date

 

 

We supply this information based on your original request.  If this is not
what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

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the handling of your request please contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

GARETH GRIFFITHS

Corporate Information Governance Unit

 

 

 

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Dear WWW: FOI,

Thank you for your FOI response.

Would it be possible to put the information in a spreadsheet as originally requested?

The What Do They Know platform does not display tables within emails, so I can't decipher your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Gareth Davies

Thank-you for your email received on 2nd April.

We provide a copy of our email response as an attachment which retains the
formatting.

Yours sincerely

GARETH GRIFFITHS
Corporate Information Governance Unit
    

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Dear WWW: FOI,

Thanks for sending this through again.

Just to clarify, the response suggests that, other than the £60,660 spent in 2016/17, none of the capital receipts generated through the sale of land or building assets have been spent during the period in question. Is this correct?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Gareth Davies

Thank-you for your email received on 5th April.

You are correct, these funds have been earmarked to fund future capital
expenditure and will be released when this expenditure is incurred.

Yours sincerely

GARETH GRIFFITHS
Corporate Information Governance Unit
    

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