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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I would like a complete breakdown of the cost to the council of the late team that operates from the community equipment service.

the cost of standby, call out and the grades of the staff Involved.

The total cost of a typical call out at 5pm to fit a profiling bed to a clients home.
A copy of the overtime claims made by these staff from the "my HR" system would be benificial, obiously omitting any staff names or identifing numbers from said documents

Yours faithfully,

craig cummings

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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City of Edinburgh Council

Our ref: 2784

Dear Mr Cummings

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Cost of standby

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 20/02/2014. Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you. If you agree to pay the fee an invoice will be sent to you and the information will be provided.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the the Head of Legal Risk and Compliance, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Compliance Unit

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Compliance 4, City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Craig Cummings

 

[FOI #198473 email]

 

Our ref: 2784

 

 

Dear Mr Cummings

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Partial Release of
Information

 

Request for information relating to the costs of the standby service

 

Thank you for your request for information, which has been dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Your
request is for information relating to the standby team operating from the
Community Equipment Service.

 

Q1. The cost of standby, call out and the grades of the staff involved.

 

Q3. A copy of the overtime claims made by these staff from the 'my HR'
system would be beneficial.

 

The costs of standby and call out payments are provided below.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Period |Timescale |Rate |
|----------------+---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
|Standby |Full week |weekly |£100.65|
| |---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
| |Part Week [Mon-Fri] |daily |£12.08 |
| |---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
| |Sat/Sun/Public Holiday |daily |£20.13 |
| |---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
| |[NB/ Public Holiday : plus day in|  |  |
| |lieu] | | |
|----------------+---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
|Call Out |Overtime Rates |Hourly |1.5 x |
|[Contingency] | | | |
| |[Per payments made YTD Dec’13] |  |Hr Rate|
| | | | |
| |(Minimum of 2 hours are paid) | | |
|----------------+---------------------------------+-------------+-------|
|Disturbance |On Standby |Within 2-hour|£12.90 |
|Payment | |period | |
| |---------------------------------| |-------|
|(Not called out)|Not on Standby | |£17.74 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

The grades of staff providing the standby service are personal information
and to release this would be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
This information is therefore exempt under Section 38 of FOI(S)A. The
Council believes it is reasonable that the staff have an expectation that
their salaries would not become public information under FOI(S)A. The
Council also believes that staff’s right to privacy outweighs public
interest in this information. This exemption also applies to the
information requested in question 3. The maximum grade at which overtime
is paid for the standby team is grade 7.

 

Q2. The total cost of a typical call out at 5pm to fit a profiling bed to
a client’s home.

 

As every call out is different and contains a number of variables, such as
the location of the service user, traffic and weather conditions, this
information is not held by the Council.

 

Please note that this letter constitutes a formal refusal notice for all
information not held by the Council under section 17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the
Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under
the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made
available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal
details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

 

Your right to seek a review

 

I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we
have not been able to release all the information you requested on this
occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request,
you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head
of Legal Risk and Compliance, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley
Court Business Centre 2:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or
email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

 

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the above reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

Website www.itspublicknowledge.info

E-mail: [email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Michelle Miller

Chief Social Work Officer

 

Records & Information Compliance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of City of Edinburgh Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of

My question about the cost of a typical call out has been refused
Could I re phrase that to how much does a 1 hr call out cost the council?

I have not asked for the staff to be identified only their grades which are already public knowledge please can you reconsider this request

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

Yours faithfully,

crsig cummings

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Craig Cummings

[FOI #198473 email]

Our ref: 2784

Dear Mr Cummings

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Review

Subject: Standby costs of standby Community Equipment Service

Thank you for your correspondence of 20/02/2014 10:03 asking that the Council reviews its handling of RFI 2784. I can confirm that your request for new information, "My question about the cost of a typical call out has been refused Could I re phrase that to how much does a 1 hr call out cost the council?", is being treated as a new request for information.

I can confirm that the Council will deal with your review promptly under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. You will receive a full response no later than 20 working days upon receipt of your request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please get in touch quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

City of Edinburgh Council

Our ref: 3086

Dear Mr Cummings

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Standby costs of standby Community Equipment Service

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 20/03/2014. Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you. If you agree to pay the fee an invoice will be sent to you and the information will be provided.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the the Head of Legal Risk and Compliance, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Compliance Unit

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Craig Cummings

[FOI #198473 email]

Our ref: 2784

Dear Mr Cummings

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Review

Subject: Standby costs of standby Community Equipment Service

Thank you for your correspondence of 20 March 2014 asking that the Council reviews its handling of RFI 2784.

I can confirm that the Council will deal with your review promptly under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. You will receive a full response no later than 20 working days upon receipt of your request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please get in touch quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Legal FOI, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear Mr Cummings,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for review which has
been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chris Peggie

FOI Review Officer

 

 

Chris Peggie| Records and Information Compliance Unit | Governance Service
| Legal, Risk and Compliance Division | Directorate of Corporate
Governance | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court Business
Centre 2:1, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | phone: 0131 529
4494| fax: 0131 529 3603

 

This advice is strictly privileged and confidential and is intended for
use by the recipient only.

 

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Craig Cummings

[FOI #198473 email]

Our ref: 3086

Dear Mr Cummings

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

Subject: Standby Call-Out Payments Community Equipment Service

Thank you for your request for information, which has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Your request is for the costs of a 1 hr call out by the standby team and the Council’s response is provided below.

The minimum time agreed for a call out by the standby team is 2 hours. Based on the maximum grade at which these call outs are paid (grade 7), the cost is as follows.

The maximum hourly rate = £17.43; for 2 hours = £34.86; enhanced at 1.5 times the usual hourly rate = £52.29 in total.

This amount does not include any additional costs in relation to the use of consumables, such as fuel or equipment required.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20249/d...

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head of Legal Risk and Compliance, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Michelle Miller
Chief Social Work Officer

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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