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Oxford City Council + ODS Furlough Money Received: March 2020 to July 2021

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Dear Oxford City Council,

1. Please list on a monthly basis the number of Oxford City Council employees furloughed between March 2020 and July 2021. In addition please list on a monthly basis the number of employees furloughed in each department or location.

2. Please give details of money received from the Government on a monthly basis for furloughed Oxford City Council employees and additional top up of salary provided by Oxford City Council.

3. Please list on a monthly basis the number of Oxford Direct Services employees furloughed between March 2020 and July 2021. In addition please list on a monthly basis the number of employees furloughed in each department eg, Waste & Recycling, Civil Engineering, Property Maintenance etc.

4. Please give details of money received from the Government on a monthly basis for furloughed Oxford Direct Services employees and additional top up of salary provided by Oxford Direct Services.

Please do not reply to this request until you are able to provide the data up to July 2021

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Bachman

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Bachman

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10271

Thank you for your email. Your request was received on 20th July 2021 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting their usual approach during this extraordinary period.

Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

Yours sincerely

Sal Bartlett | Information Governance Administrator| Law & Governance | SA1.2B | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford | OX1 1DS |

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

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Dear Ms Bachman,

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10271

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 20^th July 2021 as follows:

 

1.     Please list on a monthly basis the number of Oxford City Council
employees furloughed between March 2020 and July 2021. In addition please
list on a monthly basis the number of employees furloughed in each
department or location.  There have been no more furloughed employees
since April 2021.. See tables below for details required

 

2.     Please give details of money received from the Government on a
monthly basis for furloughed Oxford City Council employees and additional
top up of salary provided by Oxford City Council.  See Above

Mar-21 3,116.45 3 779.11
Apr-21 2,448.59 3 714.17

 

 

Month Service Areas
April 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Financial Services,
Housing Services, Law and Governance, Regulatory Services and
Community Safety, Assistant Chief Executive, Regeneration and
Economy, Environmental Sustainability
May 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Financial Services,
Housing Services, Law and Governance, Regulatory Services and
Community Safety, Assistant Chief Executive, Regeneration and
Economy, Environmental Sustainability
June 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Financial Services,
Housing Services, Law and Governance, Regulatory Services and
Community Safety, Assistant Chief Executive, Environmental
Sustainability
July 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services,
Law and Governance, Assistant Chief Executive
August 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services,
Law and Governance
September 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services
October 20 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services
January 21 Business Improvement, Housing Services
February 21 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services
March 21 Business Improvement, Community Services, Housing Services

 

 

3. Please list on a monthly basis the number of Oxford Direct Services
employees furloughed between March 2020 and July 2021. In addition please
list on a monthly basis the number of employees furloughed in each
department eg, Waste & Recycling, Civil Engineering, Property Maintenance
etc.

 

  No
of
Month staff
March          0
April            171
May            261
June          214
July            136
August        77
September   49
October          6
November     117
December    130
January       235
February      216
March          112
April                 
     62

Since April, no employees have been furloughed.

 

4. Please give details of money received from the Government on a monthly
basis for furloughed Oxford Direct Services employees and additional top
up of salary provided by Oxford Direct Services.

Money was received from the Government for Oxford Direct Services
employees in the way of furlough grants and how much money was contributed
from other sources to top up employees earning more than £2,500/month. 

 

 

Month CJRS Grant Receipts ODS Top Up
April            246,878.56                 126,380.50
May             438,158.67                  226,505.33
June          374,518.74                  195,962.81
July            252,075.83                   130,145.47
August        129,991.70                    87,761.25
September   59,423.29                    39,530.47
October          6,923.58                    4,462.59
November     116,120.24                  75,973.22
December    114,786.84                   77,285.93
January       256,497.14                 171,020.92
February      219,145.28                 144,459.83
March          151,839.10                  100,422.55
April            20,217.86  
Grand Total  2,386,576.82 1,379,910.88

 

 

Please do not reply to this request until you are able to provide the data
up to July 2021

 

If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [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

 

 

Sal Bartlett | Information Governance Administrator| Law & Governance |
SA1.2B | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford |
OX1 1DS |

For any Data Protection queries please send the email directly to the
[email address] mailbox

 

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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Dear freedomofinformation,

Thank you for your response, however, the information you have provided is incomplete and is presented in a sloppy format. It would be easier to make of sense if presented in an excel spreadsheet format.

Regarding Oxford City Council
1. You have not provided the number of Oxford City Council employees who have been furloughed every month between March 2020 and July 2021.

2. You have not provided the monthly costs of furlough, money received from the Government and money topped up by the council on a monthly basis.

3. You have not provided the numbers of employees who were furloughed in the various departments.

Regarding Oxford Direct Services
4. You have provided no information regarding the number of ODS employees who were furloughed in each department on a monthly basis.

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Bachman

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

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Dear Ms Bachman

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10271

 

Further to the response sent to you on 24^th July 2021.

 

Please find the attached spreadsheets in a format to answer your request.

 

If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
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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