Chief Executive Remuneration

Bartholomew Sholto made this Freedom of Information request to Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Bartholomew Sholto

Dear Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
I seek the following information under the UK Freedom of Information act.

1. Provide full details of the Chief Executive's salary remuneration on an annual basis between 1 October 2000 to 31 December 2014.

2. Provide full details of the Chief Executive's pension scheme and its total value to date, 24 March 2015.

Yours faithfully,

Bart Sholto

Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Our Ref: FOI/213
 
 
Dear Mr Sholto
 
Freedom of Informtion Act 2000
 
I am writing to confirm that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has now
completed its search for information in relation to the Chief Executives
salary remuneration and pension scheme.
 
In response to your request, I would advise the following:
 
1. Full details of the Chief Executive's salary remuneration on an annual
basis between 1 October 2000 to 31 December 2014
This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information
Act as it is information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant
by other means.  Details of the Chief Executive’s salary remuneration are
published yearly in our Annual Accounts which are already freely available
on the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s website.
 
2. Provide full details  of the Chief Executive's pension scheme and its
total value to date, 24 March 2015
This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information
Act as it is information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant
by other means.  Details of the Chief Executive's pension scheme and its
total value to date are published yearly in our Annual Accounts which are
already freely available on the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s
website.
 
If you have any queries about this response please contact me at 028
90385200 in the first instance.  You have the right to request a formal
review by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and if you wish to do so,
please write to me at the address below. 
 
If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response,
you have the right to appeal to the information Commissioner at 51
Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE, who will undertake an independent
review.
 
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Maria Lynch
Operations Officer
 
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House
77 Malone Road
BELFAST
BT9 6AQ
 
Tel:  028 90385200
Fax: 028 90661715
 
 

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Bartholomew Sholto

Dear Arts Council of Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Arts Council of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Chief Executive Remuneration'.

You have not supplied a response to my questions, the CEO remuneration is not detailed in the Annual report of the Arts Council NI.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Bartholomew Sholto

Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Our Ref: FOI/213
 
 
Dear Mr Sholto
 
Freedom of Informtion Act 2000
 
Thank you for your email.
 
Your request for a review of the Arts Council’s response to the
above-referenced Freedom of Information request has been passed to the
appropriate member of staff for consideration.
 
You will be contacted in due course with regard to the outcome of the
review.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries on this matter, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
 
Regards
 
M Lynch
Operations Officer
 
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, MacNeice House, 77 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9
6AQ
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Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Our Ref: FOI/213
 
Dear Mr Sholto
 
On 4 May 2015 you requested an internal review of our response to the
above-referenced Freedom of Information request.  Your email stated as
follows:
 
I am writing to request an internal review of Arts Council of Northern
Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Chief Executive Remuneration'.
You have not supplied a response to my questions, the CEO  remuneration is
not detailed in the Annual report of the Arts Council NI.
 
Following a review of our response to the above-referenced Freedom of
Information request, the conclusions are as follows:
 
1. Full details of the Chief Executive's salary remuneration on an annual
basis between 1 October 2000 to 31 December 2014
Original Response: This information is exempt under Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act as it is information which is reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means.  Details of the Chief
Executive’s salary remuneration are published yearly in our Annual
Accounts which are already freely available on the Arts Council of
Northern Ireland’s website.
 
Review Conclusion: Details of the Chief Executive’s salary remuneration
are indeed published yearly in the Annual Accounts which are freely
available on our website and also at the Public Records Office of Northern
Ireland.  The Chief Executive’s salary band is indicated in the
Remuneration Report section of each annual document, and is given in
further detail in the Notes to the Accounts section.  All ACNI
publications can be located in the searchable online archive found here
[1]http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/publi...
 
2. Provide full details  of the Chief Executive's pension scheme and its
total value to date, 24 March 2015
Original Response: This information is exempt under Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act as it is information which is reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means.  Details of the Chief
Executive's pension scheme and its total value to date are published
yearly in our Annual Accounts which are already freely available on the
Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s website.
 
Review Conclusion: Details of the Chief Executive’s pension scheme are
indeed published yearly in the Annual Accounts which are freely available
on our website and also at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. 
Details of the ACNI pension scheme and the Chief Executive’s pension value
is indicated in the Remuneration Report section of each annual document. 
All ACNI publications can be located in the searchable online archive
found here
[2]http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/publi...
 
The internal review of our response has thus concluded that the requested
information is, as previously stated, already freely available and
reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means and therefore is
exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act.  I would add
that, at present, the Annual Accounts for the most recent financial year
(ie. covering the requested information period 1 April 2014 to up to 24
March 2015) are still being compiled.  However, once these accounts have
been audited and approved, these will also be made available on our
website and can be found using the search link provided.
 
If after this internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you
have the right to appeal to the information Commissioner at 51 Adelaide
Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE, who will undertake an independent review.
 
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Maria Lynch
Operations Officer
 
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House
77 Malone Road
BELFAST
BT9 6AQ
 
Tel:  028 90385200
Fax: 028 90661715
 
 
 
 
 
 
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