Information about Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI)

Male Allies Challenging Sexism made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Cabinet Office.

Male Allies Challenging Sexism

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please can you

1. Confirm whether your organisation applied to be part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index in A) 2018 (for 2019), B) 2019 (for 2020) or C) 2021 (for 2022) (NB the index was suspended in 2020/21 because of Covid)

2. Give details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall in 2021 whether or not as payment for goods or services.

3. State whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

If the answer to any part of 1 is yes please supply:

4. Any application you made in 2021 to be included on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

5. Any feedback you received in 2018/19 or 2019/20 or 2021/22 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme. This must include the priorities or objectives written by your organisation’s representative at the end of the feedback form (under the heading ‘Priorities for the year ahead’ in 2019; ‘Your priorities’ in 2020).

EXEMPTIONS?

If your organisation is considering refusing to disclose feedback received as part of the Stonewall scheme by relying on section 41 (confidential information) and/or section 43 (commercial interest) of FOI, please note the recent ICO decisions IC-129040-Y4T2 and IC-125081-Q8J6 which rejected these reasons. Sex Matters has written a short briefing on these two ICO decisions – please see www.sex-matters.org/wp-content/uploads/2...

Yours faithfully,

Male Allies Challenging Sexism

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2022/12463

Dear Correspondent,

I am writing with regards to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, which was received on 2nd August.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Male Allies Challenging Sexism

Dear Cabinet Office,

Our names are C Green and B Suttka. Our registered address is Knott Hall, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, England, HX7 6PE.

Yours sincerely,

Male Allies Challenging Sexism

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2022/12463

Dear C Green,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 2nd
August. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
11th October.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear C Green,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2022/12463).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office