observations and right of reply by Wirral Council to GIAA report on BIG/ISUS program

ScarletPimpernel made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

An as yet unpublished ICO decision notice (FS50594521) involving DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) dated 7th January 2016, makes reference to Wirral Council.

The decision notice refers to a report written by the Government Internal Audit Agency on Wirral Council's BIG/ISUS programs and makes the following observations in paragraph 28 of the decision notice:

"Wirral Borough Council stated that it has not yet been given a “formal right of reply” to the report and have made observations on its accuracy and clarity which has led to further discussion between interested parties."


"The Commissioner understands that, at the time the request was responded to, the Government Internal Audit Agency (‘GIAA’) and the NW GDT were reviewing the comments made by Wirral Borough Council to the findings in the report and that DCLG needed to agree the final report with the GIAA and discuss next steps with the Department for Business Innovation & Skills."

This FOI request is for

a) the observations/comments Wirral Council has made on the report's accuracy and clarity and details of the discussion between interested parties referred to in paragraph 28 of the decision notice above,

b) a copy of a formal right of reply to the report by Wirral Council if this now exists


c) any communications received by Wirral Council from the GIAA (Government Internal Audit Agency)/NW GDT/DCLG/BIS in relation to this matter between the date of this request and the 3rd January 2015.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

nigel hobro left an annotation ()

N Hobro following this. would not it be better if govt orgs simply owned up to errors rather than attempt eternally to mask failure

James Griffiths left an annotation ()

Beverley Edwards gone, Dave Garry gone, Paula Basnett gone, Diana Bradbury gone, Kevin Adderley gone, Wilkie gone, Burgess gone.

What is the common denominator?

Harbac/Lockwood/Wirral "Funny" Bizz/Big/ISUS/Working Neighbourhoods/Grant Thornton/DCLG/Wilkie/Burgess/Davies/Jones/Foulkes/Armstrong

Corrin, Jane, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Brace,

Thank you for your request for information detailed below.  Please take
the attached pdf document as the Council’s response to your request.


Yours Sincerely

Jane Corrin

Records and Information Manager -  Legal and Member Services

0151 691 8645


Wirral Council

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