Dear Hyndburn Borough Council,

In relation to the following article released this evening by the Liverpool Echo. Please see the below link for clarity.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liv...

Could you answer the following questions please:

1. Could you confirm that you have read the article?

2. Could you confirm that the Enforcement officers employed by Kingdom are not being paid a bonus of £5 if they issue 5 FPNs and £5 for every subsequent FPN issued beyond 5 for the duration of each working shift?

3. Could you confirm that all Kingdom employees have been employed on full contracts and do not have zero-hour contracts working on behalf of the local authority?

4. Could you confirm whether Kingdom Service Group recognises the union and whether their employees are given the option of joining a union when commencing employment?

5. Could you confirm whether the local authority will allow Kingdom Services Group to use Flexi-Workers (again zero hour contracts)?

6. Could you confirm the date your contract is due to expire with Kingdom Services Group?

Yours faithfully,

P Rourke

foi, Hyndburn Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

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Information Act 2000.  Your request is being considered and you will
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foi, Hyndburn Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has
been considered and a response follows:

 

1. Could you confirm that you have read the article? Yes

 

Hyndburn Borough Council do not yet have a contract with Kingdom Service
Group so questions 2 to 6 do not apply.

 

2. Could you confirm that the Enforcement officers employed by Kingdom are
not being paid a bonus of £5 if they issue 5 FPNs and £5 for every
subsequent FPN issued beyond 5 for the duration of each working shift?

3. Could you confirm that all Kingdom employees have been employed on full
contracts and do not have zero-hour contracts working on behalf of the
local authority?

4. Could you confirm whether Kingdom Service Group recognises the union
and whether their employees are given the option of joining a union when
commencing employment?

5. Could you confirm whether the local authority will allow Kingdom
Services Group to use Flexi-Workers (again zero hour contracts)?

6. Could you confirm the date your contract is due to expire with Kingdom
Services Group?

 

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns or if you are dissatisfied with the
handling of your request then please contact me at Legal and Democratic
Services, Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street,
Accrington, Lancashire BB5 0PF or:  [1][Hyndburn Borough Council request email] 

 

If you are still dissatisfied then you can also complain to the
Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone:   01625 545 700

[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk 

     

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Co-ordinator

 

 

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