Communication and engagement aims

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Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

I note that in FOI request FR04557 you state
"Expenditure for the Christmas lunch is allocated within the communications budget. Like other health and care professional regulators, HCPC’s operational costs are funded through registration fees. We regard the Christmas lunch as an important part of our engagement programme for employees."

Can you please confirm
1) in which previous years (until 2018) the HCPC's Christmas lunch was paid for by the organisation and regarded as part of the employee engagement programme, and the cost for each of those years
2) the stated communication and engagement aims for the Christmas lunch each year as above
3) how many of each year's aims were met and how this was determined
4) what alternative arrangements were made for communication and engagement with staff who did not attend the Christmas lunches
5) what other events occur throughout the year as part of the employee engagement programme, with costs

Yours faithfully,

Kirsten Hey

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR05967



Dear Ms Hey


Thank you for your email of 18 January 2019, in which you ask for
information in relation to HCPC Christmas parties.


Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000


We are unable to provide you with the information you have requested. This
is because the information you request is not held in an easily accessible
format and a manual check of records would need to be conducted in order
to extract the information. To do this would exceed the cost limit under
Section 12 of the FOIA, that being £450, which is charged at £25 per hour
for employee time (a total of 18 hours). 


You may find of assistance the annual budget paper presented to our
Council (at each meeting in March) which is available on our website at
(Communications budget) and also our annual report and accounts, available
at [2]


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J Taylor left an annotation ()

Might be worth looking at these disclosures for the cost of HCPC meals for staff: