Financial Reports submitted to the SFC

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Greater Glasgow Student Tenants Union

Dear University of Glasgow,

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
I understand that I do not have to specify particular file or document names and it is the relevant department's responsibility to provide the information I require.
If you cannot provide the complete responses to my requests within the scope mentioned below, please provide what available information you have and an explanation for why you cannot provide the data requested.
I ask that you justify all omissions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.
I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.
If there are any omissions due to the data having already been published, I would politely request that the information is clearly signposted in the response to my request, in the interests of accessibility.
As the information requested in i. and ii. has already been compiled, and recently at that, I would hope this would avoid any omissions under Section 12.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute.

Information Requested:

i.
All of the information submitted to the Scottish Funding Council on 18/01/2021 in response to the Call For Information, reference “SFC/CI/01/2021” , outlined in the following:

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/callsfori...

ii. All of the information submitted to the SFC outlined in the Call For Information, reference “SFC/CI/01/2021” document under points 2. and 3. (see above for the website address):

“2.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities provided two main financial 2.returns to SFC in the course of the year:•Forecasts submitted at the end of June (outturn forecast for the current year and forecasts for the following three years). •Annual accounts submitted at the end of December (audited financial statements and supporting reports by institutions’ audit committee, internal and external auditors)”

“3. As result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFC requested institutions to provide 3.additional financial returns, comprising updated forecasts for 2019-20 and 2020-21, by the end of April and the end of July 2020. These replaced the main 2020 Strategic Plan Forecast return. Institutions also provided updated financial forecasts at the end of November 2020”

Iii. The full financial disclosure, of income and expenditure of the following funds listed on the University website (https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/registry...) and the other funds listed below :

Hardship Fund
Discretionary and Childcare Funds
Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG)
The Sutherland Page Trust
Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund
And
(https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/engla...)
RUK Access Bursary
RUK Excellence Bursary

Kind Regards,
Harrison Bott
Greater Glasgow Student Tenants’ Union.

FOI Office,

Thank you for your email. The staff of the University of Glasgow,
including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office, are working
off-campus as a result of COVID-19.  

  

Due to the current lockdown and resultant caring responsibilities, the
working patterns of many members of University staff may be different, and
it may take longer to respond to your request. 

  

Please be assured that we will endeavour, where possible, to respond to
you as soon as we can.  

FOI Office,

Dear Harrison Bott,
Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 23
January 2021 timed 22:31 hours.

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 19 February 2021.  The Freedom of Information Office will
contact you if we require any further information.
 
Yours sincerely

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [University of Glasgow request email]

University of Glasgow (Tay House)
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office,

 
Dear Harrison Bott,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 23
January 2021 timed 22:31 hours. The University has reviewed your request;
however, we require further information in order to identify and locate
the requested information.

 

Extract from Your request:

 

Iii. The full financial disclosure, of income and expenditure of the
following funds listed on the University website
([1]https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/registry...) and the
other funds listed below :  

  

 Hardship Fund 

  

Discretionary and Childcare Funds 

  

Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG) 

  

The Sutherland Page Trust 

  

Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund 

  

And  

  

([2]https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/engla...)   

  

RUK Access Bursary 

  

RUK Excellence Bursary 

 

Clarification requested:

 

We would be grateful if you can advise what time period you require.   In
addition, can you please provide clarification on what is meant by "full
financial disclosure".  

 

Until we receive clarification, the University will consider this
information request to be suspended. The 20 working days to respond will
begin when we receive your clarification.

 

Yours sincerely,

  

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [email address]

 

University of Glasgow

Tay House

Glasgow G12 8QQ

 

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

 

 

References

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1. https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/registry...
2. https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/engla...

Greater Glasgow Student Tenants Union

Dear FOI Office,

Hello there, thank you for the response, I'll list the clarifications below.

The time period required would be for the current academic year, and the previous two academic years if possible.

In this instance "full financial disclosure" can be taken to mean:
- Statement of Comprehensive Income and Expenditure (i.e how much money is coming into the funds, and how much is going out)
- Balance Sheet (the current state of the finances)
- Reserves (if any)

I hope that helps!

Yours sincerely,
Harrison
Greater Glasgow Student Tenants Union

FOI Office,

Thank you for your email. The staff of the University of Glasgow,
including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office, are working
off-campus as a result of COVID-19.  

  

Due to the current lockdown and resultant caring responsibilities, the
working patterns of many members of University staff may be different, and
it may take longer to respond to your request. 

  

Please be assured that we will endeavour, where possible, to respond to
you as soon as we can.  

FOI Office,

2 Attachments

Dear Harrison Bott,
Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 23 January 2021 timed 22:31
hours and clarified on 26 January 2021 timed 17:01 hours.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401