Council tax recovery

Ralph Coleman made this Freedom of Information request to City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Could City of Edinburgh Council advise of any meetings held with, or hospitality received from Messrs Scott and Co by officials or councillors since 2016

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Coleman

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Ralph Coleman

Our ref: 20976

Dear Mr Coleman

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Messrs Scott & Co and CEC

Thank you for your request for information of 24/10/2018 which was received on 24/10/2018. In your request you asked for the following;

Meetings held with, or hospitality received from Messrs Scott and Co by officials or councillors since 2016

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Yours sincerely,

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

Information Rights Officer 4, City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Ralph Coleman

 

[1][FOI #528292 email]

 

Our ref: 20976

 

 

Dear Mr Coleman

 

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

 

Subject: Meetings with Messrs Scott & Co

 

Thank you for your request for information of 24/10/2018 where you asked
the following:

 

Could City of Edinburgh Council advise of any meetings held with, or
hospitality received from Messrs Scott and Co by officials or councillors
since 2016.

 

Your request has been processed and considered under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the information is provided below.

 

The City of Edinburgh Council would not accept or has received any offers
of hospitality from Scott & Co. However, as per the “Governance
Arrangements” of the contract between the Council and Scott & Co, City of
Edinburgh Council officials do attend monthly operational and quarterly
strategic meetings with Scott & Co.

 

I can confirm that there have been no meetings held between councillors
and Scott & Co. since 2016.

 

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:
[2]http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

 

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Iain Burden

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

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

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tommy left an annotation ()

l do like part of the following reply, "However, as per the “Governance
Arrangements” of the CONTRACT between the Council and Scott & Co, City of Edinburgh Council officials do attend monthly operational and quarterly strategic meetings with Scott & Co". CONTRACT being the key word. MONEY, CIVIL, CONTRACT. AND NOT LAW MIGHT I ADD. NO DUE PROCESS OF LAW, NO COURT NOTICES, NO MOTIONS/PLEAS AND NO COURT ORDERS. NO COURT PAPERWORK.
Are Scott & Co using the role of "Sheriff Officers" and working for the "court" in order to install and put fear into the people and misleading their position? when they are basically acting as private debt collectors? You do know that anybody can employ Scott & Co to pursue a debt for them?

tommy left an annotation ()

Ralph Coleman, if you want to know where your council tax money is going? then look within the councils financial annual reports. Look at pages 111, 112, all the way to 117. Our money is also being invested into over 400 worldwide corporations, government debts, and banks. The clocking is ticking.