Cost of LGA Conference attendance

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

This year's Local Government Conference starts today in Bournemouth. Can you please advise:

- the names of the officers and councillors from Wirral attending
- the cost and nature of their transport from Wirral to the Conference
- the cost and nature of their accommodation

Yours faithfully,

Ian Lewis

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Names: Graham Burgess, Councillor Phil Davies, Councillor George Davies, Councillor Alan Brighouse, Joe Blott

Cost and nature of transport:

3 flights at £139.18 each,
1 flight at £124.18 and 1 train journey using a pensioner discount (cost unknown)

Costs of conference fee were £495 a delegate (total £2475). The total cost was £5,285.72. Deduct from that conference fees and transport and you're left with accommodation costs of ~ £2100 between the five of them . The conference is held from the 8th to the 10th of July, so if it's for four nights accommodation it comes in at over £100 for each day/night of accommodation.

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise on the information requested?

Yours faithfully,

Ian Lewis

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Wirral Council would like to apologise for the delay in responding to
your enquiry.  Please find the Council’s response below.

 - the names of the officers and councillors from Wirral attending

 

Cllr Phil Davies

Cllr George Davies

Cllr Alan Brighouse

Graham Burgess

Joe Blott

XXXX Name redacted as not a senior officer

 

- the cost and nature of their transport from Wirral to the Conference

Flight x 3 @ £139.18 return

Flight x 1 @ £124.18 return

Train x 1 @ £169.50 return

Train x 1 @ £77.50

 

Total £788.52

 

- the cost and nature of their accommodation

£125.00 per person per night hotel accommodation for two nights per
delegate

Total £1,500

We trust you find this information of assistance and thank you for your
patience in this matter.

Kind regards

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

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From: Ian Lewis [[1]mailto:[FOI #219507 email]]
Sent: 08 July 2014 15:37
To: InfoMgr, FinDMT
Subject: FW: FOI 819408 - Ian Lewis- Cost of LGA Conference

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

This year's Local Government Conference starts today in Bournemouth.  Can
you please advise:

- the names of the officers and councillors from Wirral attending

- the cost and nature of their transport from Wirral to the Conference

- the cost and nature of their accommodation

Yours faithfully,

Ian Lewis

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