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Miss Rachel C Battersby made this Freedom of Information request to Brunel University

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Miss Rachel C Battersby

Dear Brunel University,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Rachel C Battersby

FoI requests, Brunel University

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Dear Miss Battersby,

Please find attached our response to your request.

Kind Regards,

Amy Pocknee
Deputy Data Protection Officer

• Please note, I am currently working from home. Please contact me by email or on Teams.
• During this period, the Data Protection Team is experiencing extremely high volumes of both legislative and Internal requests. Due to this, you may experience delays in responses. Please bear with us.
• For general information about Brunel’s response to the Coronavirus, advice or support, please visit our portal

Brunel University London

Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
T +44(0)1895 274000
www.brunel.ac.uk

Connect with the University on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook

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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Brunel University's Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index” application form was completed by two members of staff who recently left Brunel University London. Brunel say "We do not hold the copy of the application" - despite the fact they can get a copy online. They say they hold no communications from Stonewall.

They refused to provide Stonewall's feedback claiming exemption under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act. "We received a standard feedback from Stonewall. We deem it to be commercially sensitive to share this information with a third party as the feedback received relates to improving our inclusive practices and processes which may give another organisation an
advantage within the WEI if disclosed or shared."

Brunel University London haven’t conducted an equality impact assessment.

Brunel University London in total paid Stonewall £6,316.60 for membership, conferences, subscriptions and network meetings in the calendar years 2019 & 2020. They intend to continue membership and the WEI.