MR ALEX A SMITH

Dear Liverpool City Council,

The Local Government Association (LGA) advises that some council reserves “restricted by local agreement to fund certain types of expenditure can be reconsidered or released if the council’s future plans and priorities change” (LGA, A councillor’s workbook on local government finance, March, 2018, page 24).

These reserves are sometimes referred to as “controllable” earmarked reserves (Liverpool City Council, page 82, paragraph 6.4).

I have four questions.

1. How much does Liverpool City Council currently hold in “controllable” earmarked reserves?

2. In principle - i.e. if deemed necessary by councillors - can Liverpool City Council release/reallocate its “controllable” earmarked reserves and spend them on a once-off basis to support service provision?

3. How much does Liverpool City Council currently hold in “general” reserves?

4. If deemed necessary by councillors, can Liverpool City Council spend its “general” reserves on a one-off basis to support service provision?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Smith

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear A SMITH
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 June
2019 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

The Local Government Association (LGA) advises that some council reserves
'restricted by local agreement to fund certain types of expenditure can be
reconsidered or released if the council's future plans and priorities
change' (LGA, A councillor's workbook on local government finance, March,
2018, page 24).

These reserves are sometimes referred to as 'controllable' earmarked
reserves (Liverpool City Council, page 82, paragraph 6.4).

I have four questions.

1. How much does Liverpool City Council currently hold in 'controllable'
earmarked reserves?

2. In principle - i.e. if deemed necessary by councillors - can Liverpool
City Council release/reallocate its 'controllable' earmarked reserves and
spend them on a once-off basis to support service provision?

3. How much does Liverpool City Council currently hold in 'general'
reserves?

4. If deemed necessary by councillors, can Liverpool City Council spend
its 'general' reserves on a one-off basis to support service provision?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Smith...
 
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MR ALEX A SMITH

Dear Liverpool City Council,

I understand that your response to my my request has been delayed.

I would like to request an acknowledgment that my request will be dealt with as soon as is practically possible.

Yours sincerely,

MR ALEX A SMITH

Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Liverpool City Council reserves'.

In its initial reply to my request, Liverpool City Council stated that it aimed to deal with my request by July 15. That date has now passed, but my request has not yet been dealt with. Could I please request an update?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

MR ALEX A SMITH

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please see attached our response to your information request as submitted
to Liverpool City Council. Our apologies for the delay, your response
having been prepared during July and recorded as having been issued in
error.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

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