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Dear Darlington 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

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your further request.  As it is identical to your previous
request, we only intend to respond to your request reference
[email address]

Regards

Sue Reynolds
Information Governance Officer
Neighbourhood Services and Resources Group
Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall
Darlington, DL1 5QT (room 303)
Tel: (01325) 406777
www.darlington.gov.uk

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