Officer Severance Payments

Waiting for an internal review by Scarborough Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

In financial year 2011/12 a payment of £100,285 was made to a member of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the role this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension.

In financial year 2011/12 payments totalling £131,661 was made to three members of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the roles this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension for each role.

In financial year 2012/13 a payment of £105,748 was made to a member of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the role this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension.

In financial year 2012/13 a payment of £92,434 was made to a member of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the role this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension.

In financial year 2012/13 a payment of £66,220 was made to a member of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the role this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension.

In financial year 2012/13 payments totalling £179,364 was made to four members of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the roles this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension for each role.

In financial year 2013/14 a payment of £65,867 was made to a member of staff to terminate their employment. Please could you disclose the role this was paid to. Please disclose how much was for compensation and for pension.

In the draft statement of accounts for financial year 2013/14, section 31, Officers' Remuneration 2013/14, payments of £51,558 for compensation and £55,190 for pension were made to Strategic Director 1 to terminate employment of that role. Those do not appear in section 32 Termination Benefits under 2013/14. Please explain why.

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Diane Cross, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Mr Thorne

 

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FOI Request Reference: FOIA3412

 

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Tim Thorne left an annotation ()

The council has responded to this FOI request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Scarborough Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Officer Severance Payments'.

I am unhappy that the council has declared this request vexatious and do not believe that is a valid reason to refuse this request.

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

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Tim Thorne left an annotation ()

No reply received to a request for an Internal Review.

Tim Thorne left an annotation ()

Response received from the council:

Dear Mr Thorne

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Requests for Internal Review

I refer to your requests for internal reviews of our responses to your requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), including reference numbers 3342, 3360, 3361, 3368, 3412, 3436 and any other FOIs which have been refused by this Council under s.14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Vexatious Requests.

Review

I have reviewed all the documentation available and the responses sent to you and, having considered all the evidence, I am satisfied that the exemption has been correctly applied. You have been provided with a detailed explanation as to the Council’s decision and I have no further comment to make on this issue.

Advice and Assistance

This completes the internal review into the handling of your FOIA requests under the Council’s complaints procedure. If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF | Tel: 01625 545745 | Fax: 01625 524510 | Web: | www.ico.org.uk |

Yours sincerely

Lisa Dixon
Solicitor
Director of Democratic and Legal Services