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Dear Sport England,

I an researching the impact of Covid on the priorities for, and the funding of, football and futsal in England (both sports being governed by the FA).

To that end, it would be most helpful to see the interaction between Sport England and the FA with regard to football and futsal, both before and after the onset of the Covid crisis.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Shields

FOI, Sport England

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Dear Mr Shields

 

Thank you for your email below requesting the interaction between Sport
England and the FA with regard to football and futsal, both before and
after the onset of the Covid crisis. Your email has been passed to me as I
am responsible for responding to requests for information held by Sport
England.  We are handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I am writing to let you know that we are unable to proceed with your
request without further clarification from you. This is because we are
unable to identify and locate the information you require from the
description you have given. I would therefore be grateful if you could
provide the following clarification at your earliest convenience:

 

I note that the subject of your email refers to ‘Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018’. However your email says
you are seeking information relating to the ‘interaction between Sport
England and the FA with regard to football and futsal, both before and
after the onset of the Covid crisis’.

 

Please clarify the specific information you are seeking. Please clarify
what you mean by ‘both before and after the onset of the Covid crisis’ by
specifying the time frames you want us to consider e.g. from around this
Month/year to this Month/year.   If you know which one of our Teams is
likely to hold the information you are seeking, please say this as well.  

 

Please see the link below for guidance on freedom of information requests
and how they are considered by public bodies.  

ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-freedom-of-information

 

Your request is now on hold pending clarification from you. In the event
that I do not receive clarification within 10 working days from the date
of this email , i.e. by 30 November 2020, I will consider your request
closed. However, it will be open to you to make a fresh request for
information when you are able to provide the required clarification.

 

Kind regards

 

Yemisi Abiodun Information Governance Manager   

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [1]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [2]Gaile Walters

From: Nigel Shields <[FOI #706289 email]>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 1:16 PM
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE and
The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Sport England,

I an researching the impact of Covid on the priorities for, and the
funding of, football and futsal in England (both sports being governed by
the FA).

To that end, it would be most helpful to see the interaction between Sport
England and the FA with regard to football and futsal, both before and
after the onset of the Covid crisis.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Shields

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Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your swift response.

With regard to clarification:

"Please clarify the specific information you are seeking":
Any emails, transcripts of conversations or notes from meetings involving
either the FA Chairman or the FA CEO.

"‘both before and after the onset of the Covid crisis’ ":
From 1st January 2018 to the date on which you collate the information.

"If you know which one of our Teams is likely to hold the information you are seeking, please say this as well. "
I do not know which of your teams would hold this information.

If any further clarification is required please let me know. Many thanks.

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

FOI, Sport England

Please accept this email as confirmation that your message has been
received by Sport England’s FOI mailbox.

 

You will receive a full acknowledgement of your message within five
working days.

 

Thank you,

 

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We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [8]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [9]Erin Stephens

 

The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Additionally, this
email and any attachment are confidential and intended solely for the use
of the individual to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient, be advised that you have received this email and any attachment
in error, and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or
copying, is strictly prohibited. If you voluntarily provide personal data
by email, Sport England will handle the data in accordance with its
Privacy Statement. Sport England’s Privacy Statement may be found here
https://www.sportengland.org/privacy-sta... If you have any queries
about Sport England’s handling of personal data you can contact Louise
Hartley, Sport England’s Data Protection Officer directly by emailing
[email address]

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FOI, Sport England

Dear Mr Shields

 

Thank you for your email of 16 November 2020 clarifying your request.

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will handle your request in accordance with their terms. We will
provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
write to you again and explain why.

 

At this stage it is important to advise you that Sport England, just like
many other organisations and the nation generally, is dealing with the
severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human, physical and
technological resources. These impacts have led to delays in the delivery
of our timescales. Should this affect the delivery of a response to your
request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 15
December 2020. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be
of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards

 

Yemisi Abiodun Information Governance Manager   

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [1]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [2]Gaile Walters

 

 

From: Nigel Shields <[FOI #706289 email]>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 6:40 PM
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your swift response.

With regard to clarification:

"Please clarify the specific information you are seeking":

Any emails, transcripts of conversations or notes from meetings involving

either the FA Chairman or the FA CEO.

"‘both before and after the onset of the Covid crisis’ ":

From 1st January 2018 to the date on which you collate the information.

"If you know which one of our Teams is likely to hold the information you
are seeking, please say this as well. "

I do not know which of your teams would hold this information.

If any further clarification is required please let me know. Many thanks.

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

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FOI, Sport England

Dear Mr Shields

 

I write further to your request for ‘any emails, transcripts of
conversations or notes (correspondence) from meetings involving either the
FA Chairman or the FA CEO both before and after the onset of the Covid
crisis - from 1st January 2018 to the date on which you collate the
information’. We are now in a position to provide you with our response
and I have set it out below.  

 

Having carefully considered your request, we have determined that the cost
of providing the information you have requested would exceed the
appropriate limit set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act)
and the Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. We
are therefore unable to comply with your request by virtue of section
12(1) of the FOI Act.

 

The appropriate limit for Non-Departmental Public Bodies, such as Sport
England, is currently set at £450 which represents the cost of one person
spending more than 18 hours identifying, locating, retrieving and
extracting information falling within the scope of a request.  We have
identified that the information you are seeking could be held by a minimum
of 15 officers across six teams. We have estimated that it would take
these officers in excess of 50 hours to check whether they hold some of
the information. In total we have estimated that the amount of time
required to identify all the information you are seeking would be over 50
hours which is in excess of the appropriate limit outlined above.

 

Please note that we are willing to assist you if you are able to modify
your request.  For example we would be able to consider a request for any
correspondence, between the CEO of Sport England and either the FA
Chairman or the FA CEO, relating to the impact of Covid 19 on the funding
of Football.

 

Please see the link below for further information on why we have refused
your request and advice on what you can do if you wish to submit a
different request.

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

This completes our response to your information request. In reaching our
decision we have consulted the relevant guidance issued by the Information
Commissioner’s Office and available on its website at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and this means you are entitled to complain if you
are unhappy with the way we have handled your information request and/or
ask us to review our decision. All internal reviews are carried out by a
colleague who has not previously been involved in the handling of your
information request and we aim to complete them within twenty working
days.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our Internal Review you have
the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. Generally speaking
the Information Commissioner will not be able to consider an appeal unless
you have first exhausted the Internal Review procedure provided by Sport
England.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[3]www.ico.org.uk

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Kind regards

 

Yemisi Abiodun Information Governance Manager   

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [4]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [5]Gaile Walters

 

From: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:30 PM
To: Nigel Shields <[FOI #706289 email]>; FOI
<[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Mr Shields

 

Thank you for your email of 16 November 2020 clarifying your request.

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will handle your request in accordance with their terms. We will
provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
write to you again and explain why.

 

At this stage it is important to advise you that Sport England, just like
many other organisations and the nation generally, is dealing with the
severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human, physical and
technological resources. These impacts have led to delays in the delivery
of our timescales. Should this affect the delivery of a response to your
request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 15
December 2020. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be
of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards

 

Yemisi Abiodun Information Governance Manager   

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [6]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [7]Gaile Walters

 

 

From: Nigel Shields <[8][FOI #706289 email]>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 6:40 PM
To: FOI <[9][Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your swift response.

With regard to clarification:

"Please clarify the specific information you are seeking":

Any emails, transcripts of conversations or notes from meetings involving

either the FA Chairman or the FA CEO.

"‘both before and after the onset of the Covid crisis’ ":

From 1st January 2018 to the date on which you collate the information.

"If you know which one of our Teams is likely to hold the information you
are seeking, please say this as well. "

I do not know which of your teams would hold this information.

If any further clarification is required please let me know. Many thanks.

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

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Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your response to my FOI request, and for the explanation as to why this cannot yet be fulfilled.

Thank you also for the helpful suggestion as to how my request might be amended so as to facilitate a response.

I would like to amend my request to be as you suggest with a couple of amendments, particularly to add your Executive Director Of Sport as a communicating party for SE, and adding Robert Cotter (the only FA Board member to have a role within Futsal) as a communicating party for the FA.
I would also like to add, if possible, any correspondence between the relative parties that mentions the word 'Futsal' which is one of the areas hardest hit by FA funding cuts and would therefore serve as a useful case study within the wider context of the impact of COVID.

In summary, I would therefore like to ask for any correspondence, between:
either the CEO of Sport England or Phil Smith, Executive Director of Sport for Sport England
and
either the FAChairman or the FA CEO or Robert Cotter of the FA
which either
relates to the impact of Covid 19 on the funding of Football or Futsal
or
contains the word 'Futsal'.

As before, I would like the time period to run from 1st Jan 2018 till to the date on which you collate the information.

Would you be kind enough to assess the viability of this request?

If any further clarification is required then please don't hesitate to ask.

I should add that I am happy to receive any information in electronic form if it is more convenient.

Thank you again for your ongoing help

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

FOI, Sport England

Please accept this email as confirmation that your message has been
received by Sport England’s FOI mailbox.

 

You will receive a full acknowledgement of your message within five
working days.

 

Thank you,

 

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We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [8]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [9]Erin Stephens

 

The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Additionally, this
email and any attachment are confidential and intended solely for the use
of the individual to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient, be advised that you have received this email and any attachment
in error, and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or
copying, is strictly prohibited. If you voluntarily provide personal data
by email, Sport England will handle the data in accordance with its
Privacy Statement. Sport England’s Privacy Statement may be found here
https://www.sportengland.org/privacy-sta... If you have any queries
about Sport England’s handling of personal data you can contact Gaile
Walters, Sport England’s Data Protection Officer directly by emailing
[email address]

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FOI, Sport England

Dear Mr Shields

 

Thank you for your email in which you request information about
Correspondence between SE and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January
2018.

 

Your email was received on 18 December 2020 and has been passed
Information Governance Team as we are responsible for responding to
requests for information held by Sport England. 

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will handle your request in accordance with their terms. We will
provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
write to you again and explain why.

 

At this stage it is important to advise you that Sport England, just like
many other organisations and the nation generally, is dealing with the
severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human, physical and
technological resources. These impacts have led to delays in the delivery
of our timescales. Should this affect the delivery of a response to your
request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 21
January 2021. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be
of any further assistance.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Samantha Rodgers FOI Administrator

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [1]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [2]Gaile Walters

 

From: Nigel Shields <[FOI #706289 email]>
Sent: 18 December 2020 10:12
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your response to my FOI request, and for the explanation as
to why this cannot yet be fulfilled.

Thank you also for the helpful suggestion as to how my request might be
amended so as to facilitate a response.

I would like to amend my request to be as you suggest with a couple of
amendments, particularly to add your Executive Director Of Sport as a
communicating party for SE, and adding Robert Cotter (the only FA Board
member to have a role within Futsal) as a communicating party for the FA.

I would also like to add, if possible, any correspondence between the
relative parties that mentions the word 'Futsal' which is one of the areas
hardest hit by FA funding cuts and would therefore serve as a useful case
study within the wider context of the impact of COVID.

In summary, I would therefore like to ask for any correspondence, between:

either the CEO of Sport England or Phil Smith, Executive Director of Sport
for Sport England

and

either the FAChairman or the FA CEO or Robert Cotter of the FA

which either

relates to the impact of Covid 19 on the funding of Football or Futsal

or

contains the word 'Futsal'.

As before, I would like the time period to run from 1st Jan 2018 till to
the date on which you collate the information.

Would you be kind enough to assess the viability of this request?

If any further clarification is required then please don't hesitate to
ask.

I should add that I am happy to receive any information in electronic form
if it is more convenient.

Thank you again for your ongoing help

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

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FOI, Sport England

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Shields

 

I write further to your request for information below.

 

Please find attached the only two documents that we hold that contain
information that falls within the scope of your request.  

 

As you can see, we have redacted some personal information from the
documents as we consider this information to be exempt from disclosure
under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The names and
direct email addresses of our non-senior, non-public facing staff and
stakeholders constitutes personal data as defined by the Data Protection
Act 2018. Our staff and stakeholders have a reasonable expectation of
privacy and would not expect us to make information about their working
lives public. As such, disclosure of this information would be neither
fair nor lawful and in direct contravention of the first data protection
principle. We are therefore refusing to disclose their personal
information.

 

I hope this is helpful. This completes our response to your information
request.

 

If you would like to complain about the way we have handled your request
or ask for our decision to be reviewed please contact:
[1][Sport England request email] 

 

Please describe your original request, explain your grounds for
dissatisfaction and include an address for correspondence. All internal
reviews are carried out by a colleague who has not previously been
involved in the handling of your information request. We aim to complete
internal reviews within twenty working days.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our Internal Review you have
the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. Generally speaking
the Information Commissioner will not be able to consider an appeal unless
you have first exhausted the Internal Review procedure provided by Sport
England.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

Yemisi Abiodun Information Governance Manager   

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [3]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [4]Gaile Walters

 

From: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 12:09 PM
To: Nigel Shields <[FOI #706289 email]>
Cc: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Mr Shields

 

Thank you for your email in which you request information about
Correspondence between SE and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January
2018.

 

Your email was received on 18 December 2020 and has been passed
Information Governance Team as we are responsible for responding to
requests for information held by Sport England. 

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will handle your request in accordance with their terms. We will
provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
write to you again and explain why.

 

At this stage it is important to advise you that Sport England, just like
many other organisations and the nation generally, is dealing with the
severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human, physical and
technological resources. These impacts have led to delays in the delivery
of our timescales. Should this affect the delivery of a response to your
request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 21
January 2021. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be
of any further assistance.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Samantha Rodgers FOI Administrator

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [5]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [6]Gaile Walters

 

From: Nigel Shields <[7][FOI #706289 email]>
Sent: 18 December 2020 10:12
To: FOI <[8][Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Correspondence between SE
and The FA Chairman and CEO since 1 January 2018

 

Dear Yemisi

Thank you for your response to my FOI request, and for the explanation as
to why this cannot yet be fulfilled.

Thank you also for the helpful suggestion as to how my request might be
amended so as to facilitate a response.

I would like to amend my request to be as you suggest with a couple of
amendments, particularly to add your Executive Director Of Sport as a
communicating party for SE, and adding Robert Cotter (the only FA Board
member to have a role within Futsal) as a communicating party for the FA.

I would also like to add, if possible, any correspondence between the
relative parties that mentions the word 'Futsal' which is one of the areas
hardest hit by FA funding cuts and would therefore serve as a useful case
study within the wider context of the impact of COVID.

In summary, I would therefore like to ask for any correspondence, between:

either the CEO of Sport England or Phil Smith, Executive Director of Sport
for Sport England

and

either the FAChairman or the FA CEO or Robert Cotter of the FA

which either

relates to the impact of Covid 19 on the funding of Football or Futsal

or

contains the word 'Futsal'.

As before, I would like the time period to run from 1st Jan 2018 till to
the date on which you collate the information.

Would you be kind enough to assess the viability of this request?

If any further clarification is required then please don't hesitate to
ask.

I should add that I am happy to receive any information in electronic form
if it is more convenient.

Thank you again for your ongoing help

Kind regards

Nigel Shields

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