Making PO pay fairer

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Dear Post Office Limited,

“I need to regain the trust and confidence of the postmasters,” Read says. “We are putting a serving postmaster on to the board. Symbolically and practically I recognise the need to engage with postmasters. We are doing this through a consultation.” Following a six-month review, £37m is also being set aside to make postmaster remuneration “fairer”. Read can now push forward with his strategic plans. He cites the Post Office’s franchise operation as a crucial part of his goal to transform it from a “historically very arms-length government-owned operation to a different model”.Can you explain what £37 million being set aside means please?Is it money that wii be earned,can be earned or might be earned?Has this figure been used an evidence of a relationship reset?How much of this £37 million has been paid out?Is this the £37 million the NFSP mentioned in 4 nov 2019 interview?Does this information need updating?

Yours faithfully,

john o'sullivan

Jackie Lawrence, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00047

Dear John O'Sullivan,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 26th
January. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 23rd
February.

Please note that due to members of the Information Rights team being
absent due to Covid-19, it is taking longer to process information
requests at this time and regrettably we may be unable to respond to your
request by the due date identified above. We are progressing information
requests as quickly as possible in these circumstances and apologise for
any delay.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear John O'Sullivan,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

john o'sullivan

Dear Information Rights Team
If the cost of answering a FOI request exceeds the "appropriate cost limit" must POL not answer or can POL not answer?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

information.rights, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr O'Sullivan

 

Post Office have followed the ICO's Guide to freedom of information which
can be found here:

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

 

Regards

 

 

Information Rights
Data Protection and Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

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London
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john o'sullivan

Dear information.rights,
The guidance says" You can refuse an entire request under the following circumstances:etc".My question was does POL always refuse a request under cost grounds or do you think hey thats agood question Sir Wynn or JF might be interested in that-lets answer it?You are not a Hospital,School,Council etc who may put front line jobs at risk in order to find the money to answer questions. How many people work in your Information Rights dept.?What is your budget?Do you refuse requests from the CWU or the NFSP for information on grounds of cost?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00178

Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Refusal of Requests on Cost Grounds & Information Rights Team

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th
March. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 6th
April.

Please note that due to members of the Information Rights team being
absent due to Covid-19, it is taking longer to process information
requests at this time and regrettably we may be unable to respond to your
request by the due date identified above. We are progressing information
requests as quickly as possible in these circumstances and apologise for
any delay.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear John O'sullivan,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ