Expense Statistics

Rob Sullivan made this Freedom of Information request to University of Leeds

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Dear University of Leeds,

I am looking to make an FOI around the total and a breakdown of the expenses of the Director of the university. For the most recent academic year (18-19).

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Sullivan

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Mr Sullivan

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 6 June 2019.  We do not have a Director of the University, do you mean the Vice-Chancellor?

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 4 July 2019, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

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Dear University of Leeds,

Sorry, yes I am referring to the Vice-Chancellor. Thank you for the swift response.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Sullivan

Tracey Crombie,

Dear Mr Sullivan

Further to your FOI request regarding the VC's expenses, the University has a ‘settled intent’ to publish information about the expenses of senior officers, including the Vice-Chancellor, as part of a wider scheme of work to update our Publication Scheme. This work is not yet complete, and we believe that the public interest in this matter lies in the University having adequate time to ensure that the information it provides is accurate, verified, consistent, and useful to both the institution and our stakeholders. We are, therefore, withholding the information requested for the time being under the exemption provided in Section 22 of the FoI Act (information intended for publication in due course), pending the full publication of expenses information. We expect the figures for 2018/19 to be published by 1 September.

I am sorry we have been unable to assist on this occasion. If you have any questions about this email, however, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to or email directly Mr D Wardle, Deputy Secretary, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT ([email address]). You should do so within 40 working days of receiving the University’s response to your request. Further information about how the University manages Freedom of Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also available on our website (www.leeds.ac.uk).

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Best wishes,

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems.  Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of this email.

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