Oxford City Council Funding for Oxford Direct Services

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Cathy Monachello

Dear Oxford City Council,

Does Oxford City Council provide any funding of any sort to Oxford Direct Services?

If so, how much money has been paid to Oxford Direct Services each year for the last five years? Is it anticipated that Oxford Direct Services will require more funding from Council Tax money as a result of continuing to furlough staff?

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Monachello

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Monachello,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10008
 
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Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Monachello,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10008
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 1st April 2021 as follows:
 
Does Oxford City Council provide any funding of any sort to Oxford Direct
Services?
No, Oxford City Council does not provide funding to Oxford Direct Services
 
If so, how much money has been paid to Oxford Direct Services each year
for the last five years?
Oxford Direct Service only became operational on 1^st April 2018.  As
stated above, Oxford City Council does not provide funding to Oxford
Direct Services
 
Is it anticipated that Oxford Direct Services will require more funding
from Council Tax money as a result of continuing to furlough staff?
It is not anticipated that the position with regards to funding will
change
 
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made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [1][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [2][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 
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