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Dear Northamptonshire County Council,
Please provide:
1. Itemised details of all discretionary payments made above contractual requirements on redundancy or termination of any employee within the last 4 calendar years.
2. Itemised details of any payments made for staff acting as a Returning Officer within the last 3 calendar years.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Freedom of Information Request: FR8582

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by us on
04/09/2018

 

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact us quoting
the reference FR8582 in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
     [email address]

 

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Brawley,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[email address]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your prompt response, and in the case of 2 the helpful information.

In the case of 1, I note that it is a matter of record the Paul Blantern received a payment on exit from the organisation beyond that in the contracted terms. As such I am surprised at your response.

As I presume this an issue of my faulty wording, I will resubmit my request as below:

1. Itemised details of all payments made above contractual requirements on redundancy, termination or other exit from the organisation of any employee within the last 4 calendar years, including any additional payments beyond contractual terms for any specific purpose or agreement.
2. Itemised details of all payments made above contractual requirements to employees working for the organisation in the last 3 years.

I hope this is a helpful clarification which will enable a search for the information required.

Sean Brawley

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Freedom of Information Request: FR8582a

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by us on
19/09/2018

 

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact us quoting
the reference FR8582a in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
     [email address]

 

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Brawley,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[email address]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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1. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Dear Sarah,
Thanks for your response which I accept for that FOI.

I would like to request an internal review of the response to my first request, dated 4th of September 2018. The response received indicated explicitly that the council knew that no such payments were made. The response to my more recent request makes clear that the council did not review the information to make such a claim and the response given was therefore inappropriate.

I would also like to submit a new request, as below:

Please provide details of the total amounts made in payments above contractual requirements on redundancy, termination or other exit from the organisation of any employee employed at SM2-6 or director level in the periods:
a) 17/18
b) 16/17
c) 15/16

I hope this reduced request will both be much easier to accomplish within the timescale. As I have made my request unrelated to any individual data this should alleviate any data protection issues.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

I am writing to acknowledge your request for a review of Freedom of
Information request FR8582  received by us on 17/10/2018.

 

Your request has been logged under the reference number R8582 and passed
to our Reviewing Officer, Simon Deacon.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us quoting the
reference in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
     [email address]

 

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Freedom of Information Request: FR8582b

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by us on
17/10/2018

 

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact us quoting
the reference FR8582b in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
     [email address]

 

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Brawley,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[Northamptonshire County Council request email]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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1. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Dear Northamptonshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Northamptonshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Discretionary payments'.

Please note that no data as to total amounts paid has been provided. I have requested the total data paid out each financial period for these requests, specifically rather than an itemised list, as stated in my request:
"I hope this reduced request will both be much easier to accomplish within the timescale. As I have
made my request unrelated to any individual data this should alleviate any data protection issues."

The response given, that no itemised data can be provided due to data protection concerns, is a non sequitur as I have not requested itemised data. Please provide the total expenditure for each of the 3 years, which is not personal data and as such not subject to data protection. I am happy to restrict this to total expenditure on payments where voluntary resignation has taken place.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

I am writing to acknowledge your request for a review of Freedom of
Information request FR8582b  received by us on 14/11/2018.

 

Your request has been logged under the reference number R8582b and passed
to our Reviewing Officer, Simon Deacon.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us quoting the
reference in any future communications.

 

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

Tracey Gilkes
FOI / DP Admin
Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
ONE Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

t : 01604 368360
e: [email address]
     [Northamptonshire County Council request email]

 

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Mr Brawley,

 

Our review reply letter regarding R8582 is due to be sent today.

 

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we will be unable
to reply and would be very grateful if you could agree to an extension of
10 working days, to 28/11/2018. 

 

We can assure you that we are constantly working to provide a
comprehensive response and will reply sooner if we are able to.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this delay may cause and thank you
in advance for your cooperation.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[Northamptonshire County Council request email]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

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1. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Hi Sarah,
I'm happy to agree this given the 20 day deadline regarding internal reviews is recommendation rather than statute.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Bawley

 

Please find your review response attached

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Mr Brawley,

 

Our review reply letter for R8582b is due to be sent today.

 

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we will be unable
to reply and would be very grateful if you could agree to an extension of
10 working days, to 28/12/2018. 

 

We can assure you that we are constantly working to provide a
comprehensive response and will reply to you sooner if we are able to.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this delay may cause and thank you
in advance for your cooperation.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[Northamptonshire County Council request email]

[1]www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

References

Visible links
1. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

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