Dear City of London Corporation,
I would data on council accounts for each year from 2014 - present which would include disposals of social assets.
I would also like data on council accounts for each year from 2014 - present which would include the owners/status of care homes across each council region (eg from socially owned to privately owned.)
Dear Rhi Storer,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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Dear Rhi Storer,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST
Following your identical requests for information of 31 January 2020 and
our acknowledgment of 3 February 2020 the City of London (CoL) responds as
I would data on council accounts for each year from 2014 - present which
would include disposals of social assets.
Please refer to the attached annual accounts.
I would also like data on council accounts for each year from 2014 -
present which would include the owners/status of care homes across each
council region (e.g. from socially owned to privately owned.)
Please refer to the attached annual accounts. The CoL does not own or
operate care homes and its accounts do not therefore include details of
such businesses, whether privately or publicly owned and operated.
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