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Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,
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,

U. Winfield

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Dear U Winfield
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Your request for information was received by us on 7 February 2021,
regarding :
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.
 
We are processing it in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 
 
We aim to respond as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days (8
March 2021) following the date of receipt. If the timescale needs to be
extended you will be notified of this.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting your reference number.
 
Yours sincerely,
Information Governance Team
[email address]
 
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Dear Mr Winfield
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 February
2021 concerning Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,
 
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.
 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
It has become necessary to carry out a public interest test. This is where
needs to balance the public interest in disclosing the information against
the public interest in withholding it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges us to respond to requests
promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days after receiving
your request. However, we now need further time in which to consider the
public interest in disclosing the information.
 
We estimate that it will take an additional 20 days to take a decision on
where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, we will respond
to you by 7 April 2021.
 
​If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting your reference number: 1796520
If you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an internal
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of
the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be
addressed to:
 
foi.offficer@ greatermanchester-ca.gov.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. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Yours sincerely,
Zach White
Information Governance Officer
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,

Thank you for keeping me informed. I look forward to reading your replies to my FoI request on or before the new deadline of 7th April.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,
I have read your response dated 4th March in which you say that you will respond by 7th April. It is now 9 days beyond that date.
Can you please tell me the answers to my questions in my original FoI request of 7th February?

I do hope so.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Dear U. Winfield,
 
Thank you for your recent email, apologies we have not responded to your
request yet.
 
I can confirm we are still working on your request we will have our
response to you by the end of the week.
 
Kindest Regards,

Zach White
Information Governance Officer
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
07725 479104
You can also follow us @GM_InfoGov
Please note that I only work Tuesday & Thursday

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Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,

I have read your response dated 4th March in which you say that you will
respond by 7th April. It is now 9 days beyond that date.

Can you please tell me the answers to my questions in my original FoI
request of 7th February?

I do hope so.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

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