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Covid Discretionary grant scheme since Nov 2020

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Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please provide me with a list of the approved Discretionary grants that Bolton Council have given since November 2020

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Yates

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Dear Natalie Yates,

We acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 21 January 2021.

This request will be considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may take up to 20 working days to be processed
(although we will endeavour to provide the information as quickly as
possible).

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The Information Governance Team

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Dear Natalie Yates

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

The council has considered your request which was received on 21^st
January 2021 and our response is shown below.

 

You requested:

 

Please provide me with a list of the approved Discretionary grants that
Bolton Council have given since November 2020

 

In accordance with section 1(1) of the Act, the council has a duty to
confirm whether it holds the information of the description specified in
the request, and if that is the case, to have the information communicated
to the requester.

 

Local Authorities are administering both grants on behalf of the
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The council
collate all data regarding grants and regularly send this information to
the BEIS, the BEIS control this information. To date the BEIS have not
given the council permission to publish or release this data in response
to a Freedom of Information Request. For the purposes of the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA), in accordance with section 3(2)(a) of the Act it
is held by the council only on behalf of another person. When information
is held by a public authority solely on behalf of another person, it is
not held for FOIA purposes. Therefore, in accordance with section 1 the
requested information cannot be provided as it is not held by the council.

 

In accordance with section 16(1) of the Act, the council has a duty to
provide advice and assistance to you, as far as it is reasonable to do so.
BEIS as the controller and for the purposes of the FOIA the holder of this
information are also subject to the FOIA, you can request this information
directly from them, further details have can be found here:

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Furthermore the BEIS publish an overview of these grants online. This data
shows the total amount of money that each Local Authority in England has:

• received from central government

• distributed to SMEs to date

 

This covers 2 coronavirus grant schemes:

• Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme

• Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

 

It can be downloaded here:

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

 

As per the Information Commissioners Office’s Freedom of Information Code
of Practice, should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal within
40 working days of this email to:

 

The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, The Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1US

Email:  [3][email address]

 

 

Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Information Commissioner:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

[4]www.ico.gov.uk

Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

Should you have any other queries regarding this please contact
[5][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Governance Team

Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

 

 

 

 

 

 

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