Compliance Audit - Affordable Housing Provision

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Dear Greater London Authority,

Section 7 of your Affordable Housing Capital Funding Guide makes provisions for a Compliance Audit to ensure that providers deliver schemes in accordance with the approved affordable housing tenure mix requirements.

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/...

Please supply us with the following information:

1. A list of all the schemes audited during the past 5 years where Notting Hill Housing Trust (NHHT) is the provider, along with details of any non-compliance discovered.

3. A list of all the schemes in the Borough of Southwark audited during the past 5 years, along with details of any non-compliance discovered.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn
35% Campaign
www.35percent.org

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Freedom of Information request - Compliance Audit -
Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

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Yours sincerely,
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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Mr Flynn

Thank you for your request for information.

We believe that the information you have requested falls under the
exemption for commercial interests at section 43 (2) of the Act, which is
subject to a public interest test.

The Freedom of Information Act (ss.10(3) and 17(2)) allows public
authorities to extend the period for responding to requests under the Act
if the information requested is subject to exemptions and longer is needed
to consider the public interest. I am writing to inform you that it will
be necessary to extend the time limit to respond to your request beyond 20
working days in this case. We expect to have made a decision on this
matter by 13 September, though if we are able to make a decision before
then, we will contact you sooner.

If you have any further questions relating to this matter, please contact
me, quoting the reference at the top of this letter.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer #LondonIsOpen 
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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Mr Flynn

Thank you for your request for information.

We believe that the information you have requested falls under the
exemption for commercial interests at section 43 (2) of the Act, which is
subject to a public interest test.

The Freedom of Information Act (ss.10(3) and 17(2)) allows public
authorities to extend the period for responding to requests under the Act
if the information requested is subject to exemptions and longer is needed
to consider the public interest. I am writing to inform you that it will
be necessary to extend the time limit to respond to your request beyond 20
working days in this case. We expect to have made a decision on this
matter by 13 September, though if we are able to make a decision before
then, we will contact you sooner.

If you have any further questions relating to this matter, please contact
me, quoting the reference at the top of this letter.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer #LondonIsOpen 
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Dear Mayor of London,

Your promised response to this request by the 13 September is now overdue; I would be grateful if you could send it to me.

Yours sincerely,

Jerry Flynn

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: MGLA180717-1199 Freedom of Information request -
Compliance Audit - Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Mr Flynn

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. I hope to have a
response with you as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer

#LondonIsOpen 
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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

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Dear Mr Flynn

Please find attached a response to your request for information. Please
accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer

Dear Greater London Authority,

Section 7 of your Affordable Housing Capital Funding Guide makes
provisions for a Compliance Audit to ensure that providers deliver schemes
in accordance with the approved affordable housing tenure mix
requirements.

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/...

Please supply us with the following information:

1. A list of all the schemes audited during the past 5 years where Notting
Hill Housing Trust (NHHT) is the provider, along with details of any
non-compliance discovered.

3. A list of all the schemes in the Borough of Southwark audited during
the past 5 years, along with details of any non-compliance discovered.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn
35% Campaign
www.35percent.org

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Dear Mr Robinson,

I am writing to request an internal review of Greater London Authority's handling of my FOI request.

I requested "A list of all the schemes in the Borough of Southwark audited during the past 5 years, along with details of any non-compliance discovered."

In your response, you said that you don't hold the data because "our records of compliance audits during that period do not identify which boroughs the schemes are in."

Your claim that the GLA "does not hold the data" is incorrect; the data is clearly held but simply not sorted by borough. Southwark schemes can obviously be identified by their postcode areas and in order to assist you I have provided the following list of Southwark postcode areas:

SE1, SE5, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE21, SE22, SE24

Please review your response to my request and provide the information requested for all schemes audited in the above Southwark postcode areas.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jerry Flynn
www.35percent.org

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

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Compliance Audit - Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Greater London Authority,
I wrote to you on 2nd October requesting an internal review of your response to the above freedom of information request. I am yet to receive a response or acknowledgement that a review is being conducted.

Please update me with the current status of this review.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn
www.35percent.org

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Compliance Audit -
Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Jerry

Thank you for your email. I can confirm your request for an internal
review is being processed.

Kind regards

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer

#LondonIsOpen 
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Dear Mayor of London,

I made my request for an internal review of Greater London Authority's handling of my FOI request on 2 Oct, so a response is long overdue.

Please let me know the outcome of the review.

Yours sincerely

Jerry Flynn
http://35percent.org/

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: MGLA171017-0761 Re: Freedom of Information request -
Compliance Audit - Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Mr Robinson,

I am still awaiting a response to my request for an internal review which was made over six weeks ago.

Please respond to my request without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #419303 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Compliance Audit - Affordable Housing Provision

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

References

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Mr Flynn

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your internal
review. I hope to have a response out to you soon.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson
Information Governance Officer

Dear Mayor of London,

I made my request for an internal review of Greater London Authority's
handling of my FOI request on 2 Oct, so a response is long overdue.

Please let me know the outcome of the review.

Yours sincerely

Jerry Flynn
http://35percent.org/

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear Mr Flynn

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your internal
review. I hope to have a response out to you soon.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson

Information Governance Officer

Dear Mr Robinson,

I am still awaiting a response to my request for an internal review which
was made over six weeks ago.

Please respond to my request without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Flynn

Please find attached response in relation to your internal review.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team #LondonIsOpen 
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY NOTICE:
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