Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,
Please may you provide me with a breakdown of spending on the council's credit cards for the last three financial years by council staff?
Please can you provide me with the amount of money spent and what it was spent on?
Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request. Please find attached an
acknowledgement for this request.
Dear Peter Hall
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on 22nd March. We
enclose the following information to partially answer your request:
(1) Please may you provide me with a breakdown of spending on the
council's credit cards for the last three financial years by council
2019/20 - £1,697,290.10
2020/21 - £1,808,752.59
2021/22 - £2,696,915.60
(2) Please can you provide me with the amount of money spent and what it
was spent on?
See refusal below
However on this occasion we cannot supply all the information you have
asked for, we can confirm that the Council holds information falling
within the description specified in your request at question 2, but we are
refusing to supply this information under Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the
appropriate limit of £450 for local government, which is specified in the
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limits and Fees)
Regulations 2004. Therefore we are refusing to supply this information
under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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and assistance to help you narrow, reform or refocus your request so that
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Unfortunately, on this occasion, as the information in not separately held
and would require the examination and extraction from over 64,544 records,
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Caerphilly county borough council, Churchill House
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