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Dear Tees Valley Unlimited,

I am researching the differences in how the largest European countries support regional economies for my PHD proefschrift. I would be thankful if you could send me this information under your Freedom of Information Act.

1) In the 2014-2015 financial year:

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?*

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary?

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to the organization to carry out the organization's task?

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union funds to the organization?

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services (including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the loan, value and recipient.

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this was directly or via a central government unit) please send this information for the timescale.

2) In the 2015-2016 financial year:

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?*

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary?

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to the organization to carry out the organization's task?

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union funds to the organization?

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services (including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the loan, value and recipient.

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this was directly or via a central government unit) please send this information for the timescale.

3) In the 2016-2017 financial year:

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?*

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary?

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to the organization to carry out the organization's task?

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union funds to the organization?

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services (including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the purpose of the loan, value and recipient.

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this was directly or via a central government unit) please send this information for the timescale.

Yours,

Raj Thandh

*If this data has changed during the year, then the number at the latest point should be used.

TVCA Admin,

Dear Thandh

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Ref: 41/2017

Thank you for your correspondence received on the 7th June 17.

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only released in part, you will be informed of the reasons why, together with any rights of appeal.

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

Yours sincerely

Tees Valley Combined Authority
Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6QY

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Nann, Laura,

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Dear Raj Thandh

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 41/2017

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 7^th June 2017. In response
to your request I can now provide the following information:

 

 

1) In the 2014-2015 financial year:

 

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to
carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?* 41

 

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary? No

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to
the organization to carry out the organization's task? £8,010,534

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union
funds to the organization? £113,385

 

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services
(including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the
organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year.
I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

All contracts awarded can be found at the following link :-
[1]https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/tees-valley...

 

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

 

Deepdale Solutions Ltd £113,358 RGF Jobs & Skills Investment Scheme - This
scheme was developed to help companies
take on people looking for work by helping
to fund new positions with a wage subsidy
Zyro £100,069 RGF Jobs & Skills Investment Scheme - This
scheme was developed to help companies
take on people looking for work by helping
to fund new positions with a wage subsidy

 

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the loan, value and recipient.

 

Development of a new fit for purpose
building within the Town Centre
Darlington Borough Council £1,100,000 Fringe

 

 

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state
resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of
the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this
was directly or via a central government unit) please send this
information for the timescale.

 

For the period in questions Stockton Borough Council were the accountable
body for TVU and as such requests for this part of the information needs
to be made via them. Attached is a declaration that if you complete and
return to ourselves we will be able to pass this query onto them.

 

2) In the 2015-2016 financial year:

 

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to
carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?* 48

 

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary? No

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to
the organization to carry out the organization's task? £24,818,800

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union
funds to the organization? £58,514

 

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services
(including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the
organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year.
I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

All contracts awarded can be found at the following link :-
[2]https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/tees-valley...

 

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund
Stockton Borough Council £214,184 Revenue Projects
Local Sustainable Transport Fund
Darlington Borough Council £359,710 Revenue Projects
Study into remodelling the station
in Darlington to support better
connectivity, improved journey times
and the commercial development of
Darlington Borough Council £288,301 the station.
Acquisition of a building to develop
a creative industry managed
Hartlepool Borough Council £368,044 workspace facility
Enabling infrastructure works on the
Darlington Borough Council £2,016,826 Enterprise Zone site
Upgrading existing facilities
Cleveland College of Art & including construction of a new
Design* £4,038,359 building for creative industries.
Materials Processing Creation of an open access
Institute* £1,825,693 technology centre
Road and junction improvements at
Ingleby Barwick to support new
Stockton Borough Council £1,850,000 housing
Highway works to deal with
settlement that creates level
changes in the main carriageway and
improvements to pedestrian access
Stockton Borough Council £1,825,000 and traffic signalling.

* Project spend split over financial years

 

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the loan, value and recipient.

Building to provide research and
validation services for offshore
wind tower manufacturers as well
as for the oil and gas and
Middlesbrough Borough Council £3,000,000 sub-sea sectors.

 

 

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state
resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of
the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this
was directly or via a central government unit) please send this
information for the timescale.

 

For the period in questions Stockton Borough Council were the accountable
body for TVU and as such requests for this part of the information needs
to be made via them. Attached is a declaration that if you complete and
return to ourselves we will be able to pass this query onto them.

 

3) In the 2016-2017 financial year:

 

a. What was the total number of staff employed by the organization to
carry out its functions of economic growth and job creation?* 52

 

b. Are the members of the organizations board paid a salary? No

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided by central government to
the organization to carry out the organization's task? £30,819,537

 

c. What was the total amount of money provided through European Union
funds to the organization? £393,423

 

d. Please send details of contracts for goods, works or services
(including consultancy, marketing and advertizing space) committed by the
organization with a value of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year.
I am interested in the purpose of the contract, value and recipient.

All contracts awarded can be found at the following link :-
[3]https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/tees-valley...

 

e. Please send details of all grants made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the grant, value and recipient.

Wage subsidy scheme to enable
businesses in Tees Valley and
the surrounding area to create
new job opportunities and
employ former SSI employees,
supply chain workers or
contractors affected by the
Industrial Chemicals Ltd £113,866 closure of SSI
Upgrading existing facilities
including construction of a new
Cleveland College of Art & building for creative
Design* £3,467,641 industries.
Creation of an open access
Materials Processing Institute* £1,107,267 technology centre
Sustainable Access To
Employment Transport Capital
Darlington Borough Council £349,574 Projects
Construction of bridge at
Middlesbrough Borough Council £3,540,029 Middlehaven Dock Site
Detailed design of the Elwick
Bypass and Grade Separated
Junction scheme to be
undertaken and land
acquisitions to take place in a
timely manner to allow delivery
of the scheme at the earliest
Hartlepool Borough Council £600,000 opportunity
Development funding to develop
a creative industry managed
workspace facility as a key
driver for the Innovation
Hartlepool Borough Council £233,000 Skills Quarter
Local Sustainable Transport
Darlington Borough Council £585,004 Fund Revenue Projects
Local Sustainable Transport
Middlesbrough Borough Council £149,680 Fund Revenue Projects

* Project spend split over financial years

 

f. Please send details of all loans made by the organization with a value
of higher than 100,000 pounds sterling per year. I am interested in the
purpose of the loan, value and recipient. None

 

g. If your organization reported any information on transfers of state
resources for the purposes of fulfilling the transparency requirements of
the state aid competition rules to the European Commission (whether this
was directly or via a central government unit) please send this
information for the timescale.

 

No new grants were awarded in the period for notification.

 

Please note that the above information does not include any grants that
are awarded by a third party delivery body under contract, or any items
that were agreed by both parties as being commercially sensitive.

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint by writing to:

 

Managing Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Cavendish House,
Princes Wharf, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6QY. 

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113:  Website:
www.ico.gov.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Nann

 

Business Plan Officer

Tees Valley Combined Authority 

 

Office: 01642 524451

 

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