Robert John Park

Dear Wiltshire Council,

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act please provide:

- the number of employees each month from February 2020 to March 2021 and their departments
- the total staff each month on “furlough” under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme placed on furlough
- the departments these employees were within
- the amount claimed and paid by the “furlough” scheme by HMRC
- the number of redundancy payments made from feb 2020 to March 2021 and the total figure of payments
- the organisation chart of staff

Yours faithfully,

Robert John Park

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Mr Robert John Park.

Freedom of Information Request Case ID 202100059

Thank you for your request for information received on 13 April 2021 in which you asked for the following information:

- the number of employees each month from February 2020 to March 2021 and their departments

- the total staff each month on "furlough" under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme placed on furlough

- the departments these employees were within

- the amount claimed and paid by the "furlough" scheme by HMRC

- the number of redundancy payments made from feb 2020 to March 2021 and the total figure of payments

- the organisation chart of staff

Your request is being processed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within 20 working days of receipt of your request, meaning you will receive a response on or before 11/05/21.

Regards,

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wiltshire Council

[Wiltshire Council request email]

[Wiltshire Council request email]
Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Mr Robert John Park,

 

Freedom of Information Request Case ID 202100059

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 13 April 2021, in
which you asked for the following information:

 

 1. the number of employees each month from February 2020 to March 2021
and their departments
 2. the total staff each month on “furlough” under the Coronavirus Job
Retention Scheme placed on furlough
 3. the departments these employees were within
 4. the amount claimed and paid by the “furlough” scheme by HMRC
 5. the number of redundancy payments made from Feb 2020 to March 2021 and
the total figure of payments
 6. the organisation chart of staff

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) the Council is obliged
to:

+ Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested
+ Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any
exemptions to disclosure that may apply)

 

Section 12 of the Act removes the above obligation if the cost of
complying with that obligation would exceed a set limit known as the
appropriate limit.  The appropriate limit represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 18 working hours in determining whether the council
holds the requested information. This also includes locating, retrieving
and extracting the requested information.

 

In order to provide you with the requested information we would have
to create reports to generate and extract the data, as we do not record or
collate the data by directorate on a monthly basis. This would take in
excess of 24 hours to complete.  We estimate that to comply with your
request would exceed the appropriate limit, which means your request will
not be processed further.

 

You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope, for example,
for question 1, you could ask for 2 comparison points, for example March
2020 and March 2021 asking for number of employees, and their departments.
This may sufficiently reduce the cost of complying with the full request
to within the appropriate limit.

 

Question 6, you have requested the organisation chart of staff, this is
available to view on our website, please see [1]Chief officers and service
areas - Wiltshire Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request you can ask for
a review of the handling of your request for information. Details of the
complaints procedure are below.

 

Regards,

 

Henrietta

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wiltshire Council

[2][Wiltshire Council request email]

 

Freedom of Information Complaints and Review Procedure

Any person who has requested information from Wiltshire Council which has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act is entitled to make a
complaint and request an internal review of the handling of their request
if they are dissatisfied with the response they have received.

Requests for review of a Freedom of Information requests should be made,
in writing, which includes email, to:

 

Freedom of Information and Records Lead

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wiltshire Council

[3][Wiltshire Council request email]

 

Please include the Case ID number, the date of your request and details of
why you are asking for a review.  Requests for a review should be brought
to our attention within 40 calendar days of our response to your request.

 

Any request for a review will be acknowledged in writing confirming the
reasons for the review. The review will be allocated to someone who is
independent of the original decision. The person conducting the review
will set a target date for a response with the intention to complete the
review within 20 working days. In more complex cases the review may take
up to 40 working days.

 

The reviewer will conduct a full review of the handling of the request for
information and the decisions taken, including decisions taken about where
the public interest lies in respect of exempt information where
applicable. The review enables a re-evaluation of the case taking into
account any matters raised by the requester.

 

On completion of the review the reviewer will contact the requester with
the result of the review. If the requester is still dissatisfied with the
council's handling of their request they should contact the Information
Commissioners Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted using the following
details:

 

Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel; 0303 123 1113 (local rate)

       01625 545 745 (national rate)

Email; [4][email address]

 

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