Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

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Dear Angus Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018 (if December 2018 is not available, then, November 2018). Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

InformationGovernance, Angus Council

Dear Mr Prabhu

Thank you for your information request dated 7 January 2019 (received by Angus Council on that same day).

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476261 or email [Angus Council request email]

Yours sincerely
Cath Bowman

Cath Bowman | Admin Assistant (Info Gov)| Place |Legal and Democratic| Angus Council | Angus House | Orchardbank |Forfar| DD8 1AN |Tel 01307 476261 | [email address] | [email address]

Could we have used Skype instead

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004
INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments, you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Service Leader – Legal & Democratic, Place Directorate, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail [Angus Council request email] within 40 working days.

Your request must:
be in writing (or recordable format);
give your name and address for correspondence;
give details of the information which you originally requested from the council; and
give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:
be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
give your name and address for correspondence.
give details of the request for information which you originally requested from the council;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response to your original request;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies under the 2009 Regulations.

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following hyperlink:
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR... or by contacting:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611; Email - [email address]

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Dear Mr Prabhu

Request for Information: Angus Council Ref: 8/19 Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

Thank you for your information request dated 7 January 2019 (received by the Council on the same day) which has been passed to me for attention

You have requested the following

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018 (if December 2018 is not available, then, November 2018). Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Please find attached our response. We would like to clarify however that we have interpreted your request to mean payments being made by the Council to our suppliers. We are unable to provide any details on the procurement category of each transaction as we do not hold that information within the Integra system where we extract the information attached.

Please note we had to remove some payees for Data Protection reasons as they are individuals, as this information is exempt from release under Section 38 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. We are unable to release personal information about another individual where this would breach the applicable data protection legislation.

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or through its Publication Scheme which can be accessed at the following link: http://www.angus,gov.uk/info/20300/freed.... If you require further information please first check that the information you want is not routinely published as any such information is exempt from release in terms of Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as at todays date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given. Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

Please refer to the information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

If you have any queries, please ask for Pamela Rennie on (01307) 492406 or e-mail [email address].

Yours sincerely

Steven Mill
Service Manager (Finance Services)

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

Your Right to Complain to the Council

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments, you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail [email address] within 40 working days.

Your request must:
• be in writing (or recordable format);
• give your name and address for correspondence;
• give details of the information which you originally requested from the council; and
• give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:
If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:
• be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
• give your name and address for correspondence.
• give details of the request for information which you originally requested from the council;
• give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response to your original request;
• give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies under the 2009 Regulations.

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611; Email - [email address])

Tracey Black/Administration Assistant/Place Directorate/Corporate Finance/Angus House/Orchardbank Business Park Forfar/DD8 1AF/Tel (01307) 491798

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