Dear Department for Education,
I should be grateful if you could let me have details of non-repayable grants to
academy trusts to stabilize their finances in the financial year 2018/19:
1 Total amount
2 Names of trusts
3 Amounts which each trust received
My earlier FoI request asking for this information was refused. However, academy trusts have now published their accounts for academic year 2018/19 (or should have done). The information, therefore, is in the public domain.
I should be grateful if you do not reject this FoI on grounds that the information is available elsewhere (ie trust accounts). This would expect me to trawl through hundreds of trust accounts which is unreasonable. In any case, the information could be hidden under a general heading such as 'other grants'.
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Dear J Downs
Thank you for your recent enquiry which was received on 1/31/2020.
A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should
be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated
reference number 2020-0003379.
Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Dear Ms Downs
Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information request.
Education and Skills Funding Agency
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