Council tax Money going to pensions

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From: brian ovens

9 September 2011

Dear West Lothian Council,

Can you tell me through the Freedom of Information act the
following....

1. How much goes towards Council staff workers pensions from the
intake from the Council Tax? (total from the last 5 years)

2. How much goes towards Council staff workers pensions from the
Government Grant? (total from the last 5 years)

3. How much goes towards Police pensions from the Council Tax bill?
(last 5 years)

4. How much goes to police pensions from the government grant?
(last 5 years)

5. How much goes towards school teachers pensions from Council tax?
(last 5 years)

6. How much goes towards school teachers pensions from the
Government Grant? (last 5 years)

7 How much goes towards school teachers assistant pensions from the
Council Tax (last 5 years)

8. How much goes towards school teacher assistants pensions from
the Government Grant? (last 5 years)

9. How much goes to full time or part time Fireman/woman pensions
from the Council Tax? (total from the last 5 years)

10. How much goes towards full time or part time fireman/woman
pensions from the Government Grant (total from the last 5 years?

11. How much is payed to the 3rd sector organisations who work for
West Lothian council into any pension funds? (last 5 years)

12. How much has been payed out to Council staff workers in the
last 5 years from these funds?

13. How many Council staff workers still receive a pension from
these funds collected?

Yours faithfully,

brian ovens

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West Lothian Council

9 September 2011

Dear What Do They Know
Information Request
Reference no. 101002442198

I refer to your request for information dated 11/10/2010 .

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West Lothian Council

27 September 2011

27/09/2011

Dear What Do They Know

Freedom Of Information

Reference no. 101002616969

I refer to your request for information dated 09/09/2011.

Question 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8
The majority of West Lothian Councils revenue expenditure is funded from Scottish Government grants (82%) with the remaining 18% being funded by council tax income (correct for financial year 2010/11). It is not possible to separately identify what is funded by council tax. However details of West Lothian Councils actual expenditure on all services can be found in the councils Statement of Annual Accounts, which can be accessed via the weblink:
http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/Council_an...

Question 3 & 4

Lothian and Borders Police is administered by a Joint Board, covering West Lothian, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, East Lothian and Borders. All five councils contribute towards the net costs of the Lothian and Borders Police Joint Board. Details of Police pension costs are not held by West Lothian Council. This information would need to be obtained directly from the Joint Board.

Question 9 & 10
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue is administered by a Joint Board, covering West Lothian, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, East Lothian and Borders. All five councils contribute towards the net costs of the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Joint Board. Details on Fire and Rescue pension costs are not held by West Lothian Council. This information would need to be obtained directly from the Joint Board.

Question 11, 12 & 13
West Lothian Council does not hold pension cost information for 3rd sector organisations. The City of Edinburgh Council administer the Lothian Pension Fund, any queries relating to the pension fund should be directed to the City of Edinburgh Council.

You are free to use the information supplied in this response for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. Any such use must be in context and must not be misleading. Any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet or commercial use, will require the permission of the intellectual property owner and copyright owner.

Further details as to how to apply to re-use information supplied by us can be found on our website at http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/Council_an...

If you have any complaint about the Council's handling of your request for information, you may require the Council to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response. Please write, within 40 working days from 27/09/2011, to Julie Whitelaw, Chief Solicitor, West Lothian Council, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road,
Livingston EH54 6FF (Telephone: 01506 281626, email: [email address]).

You may, within a further six months, if your are dissatisfied with the outcome or with the Council's failure to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response, apply in writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS (01334 464610; email [email address]) requesting his decision in this matter.

Yours faithfully

Ailsa MacKerrow
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