Councillors & Co-Optee Allowances

Waiting for an internal review by Scarborough Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

Please could you supply a list of allowances and expense payments paid to Councillors and any Co-Optees for financial years 2012/13 & 2013/14.

You have previously published these figures on your website, but for some reason you have neglected to do so for the last couple of years.

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Scarborough Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Councillors & Co-Optee Allowances'.

I've had no informative reply to this very simple freedom of information 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,
Tim Thorne

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The council has responded to this FOI request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Scarborough Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Councillors & Co-Optee Allowances'.

I am unhappy that the council has declared this request vexatious
and do not believe that is a valid reason to refuse this request.

You have normally published this information on your website, but for the last two years you have neglected to do so. Section 15 of 'The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003' states the council must publish that information 'as soon as reasonably practicable'. Given that nineteen months have elapsed since the end of the 2012/13 financial year, I believe you have not taken reasonable steps to publish.

http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.as...

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,
Tim Thorne

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The council has published the 2012/13 allowances here: http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.as...

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The allowances for 2013/14 have not been published and the council has not apprised when the allowances will be published.

No reply received to a request for an Internal Review.