Common Purpose graduates, expenditure and invoices

John Walker made this Freedom of Information request to Tenant Services Authority

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Dear Tenant Services Authority,

Please provide details of:

1. the names and ranks/grades of all employees in your organisation
who are Common Purpose 'graduates'.

2. the total expenditure by your organisation on Common Purpose
courses for each of the years 1997 to date together with a
copy of the invoice for each Common Purpose course paid for by your
organisation.

By 'Common Purpose', I mean the training organisation of that name:
http://www.commonpurpose.org By Common Purpose 'graduate', I refer
to those people who have passed the advanced Common Purpose
courses.

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

Foia TSA, Tenant Services Authority

Dear Mr Walker

Thank your for your enquiry. We will deal with the matter in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act and we will get back to you in due
course.

Yours sincerely

Marianne Zierau | Information and Complaints Assistant
Tenant Services Authority
Maple House | 149 Tottenham Court Road | London W1T 7BN
T: 020 7393 2283
E: [email address]
W: www.tenantservicesauthority.org

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Foia TSA, Tenant Services Authority

Dear Mr Walker

Thank you for your Freedom of Information enquiry.

1. You have asked for the names ranks/grades of all employees of the TSA who are Common Purpose 'graduates'.
2. The total expenditure by the TSA on Common Purpose courses for each year since 1997 to date together with a copy of the invoice for each Common Purpose course paid for by the TSA.

By way of background the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) is the regulator of social housing and came into existence on 1 December 2008 as one of the two bodies which succeeded the Housing Corporation. The other body is the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

1. We have checked and found no records which indicate that any current employees of the TSA are Common Purpose 'graduates'.

2. We have identified expenditure on Common Purpose training by the Housing Corporation dating back to 2002 at a total cost of £9,752.50. Any information from before 2002 is no longer available as it has been destroyed in accordance with our Retention Policy.

The expenditure was as follows: Fiscal year 2002/03 £705 and £4,406.25
Fiscal year 2006/07 £4,641.25

We have no details relating to the sum of £705. The sum of £4,406.25 in 2002/03 was for training for a senior member of our London regulation team, while the sum of £4,641.25 in 2006/07 was for our Regional Director in the North West to attend the Common Purpose Greater Manchester Matrix Programme. Neither of these people currently work for the TSA.

The only invoice which we hold is the one for £4,641.25 from 2006/07. We only have a paper copy so if you would like us to send you a copy please provide us with a postal address.

I hope this information is useful to you.

Final comments:

If you are dissatisfied with my response, you may request an internal review. To do this you should contact Claer Lloyd-Jones, Executive Director of Corporate Services, at TSA, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7BN. You should make your application no later than 40 working days from when you receive this response. Once you have been through our internal review process you may then contact the Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Marianne Zierau | Information and Complaints Assistant
Tenant Services Authority
Maple House | 149 Tottenham Court Road | London W1T 7BN
T: 020 7393 2283
E: [email address]
W: www.tenantservicesauthority.org

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The way forward:

a) Where a document was withheld because it was only a paper copy, you may now ask for it to be scanned and emailed.

b) Please refer to the advice offered by Caroline Spence and Islington for a timely follow-up.

c) You are entitled to ask for the unredacted invoices.

d) Whilst you asked about the TSA, your request can now be expanded to HCA, especially Q1.