Oxford City Council / Oxford Direct Services - Furlough to March 2021

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Dear Oxford City Council,

1. How many Oxford City Council employees have been furloughed each month from March 2020 to the end of March 2021. How much Government furlough money was received each month and in total? How much was contributed each month in top ups by Oxford City Council each month and in total? For each month please list the departments within Oxford City Council that were furloughed.

2. How many Oxford Direct Services employees have been furloughed each month from March 2020 to the end of March 2021. How much Government furlough money was received each month and in total? How much was contributed each month in top ups by Oxford Direct Services each month and in total?

I would also like a list of the departments of the various Oxford Direct Services staff who have been furloughed, ie, Civil Engineering, Pest Control, Property Maintenance etc.

Yours faithfully,

Pat Mastelotto

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Dear Pat Mastelotto

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10053

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 18th  April 2021 as follows:

 

1. How many Oxford City Council employees have been furloughed each month
from March 2020 to the end of March 2021. How much Government furlough
money was received each month and in total? How much was contributed each
month in top ups by Oxford City Council each month and in total?

 

Please find below the furlough payment details updated to include March.

 

Month Claim Amount No of Employees Salary Top
Up cost
Apr-20 29,958.55 44 9,100.15
May-20 74,189.80 60 22,858.39
Jun-20 77,799.30 66 28,124.59
Jul-20 11,675.30 19 2,921.10
Aug-20 12,800.50 10 3,376.77
Sep-20 7,462.51 6 3,427.22
Oct-20 7,583.63 7 2,103.46
Jan-21 2,884.17 2 604.75
Feb-21 3,069.98 3 767.49
Mar-21 3,116.45 3 779.11
Totals 230,540.19   74,063.03

 

For each month please list the departments within Oxford City Council that
were furloughed.

 

The Service Areas that had furloughed staff were

 

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

 

2. How many Oxford Direct Services employees have been furloughed each
month from March 2020 to the end of March 2021. How much Government
furlough money was received each month and in total? How much was
contributed each month in top ups by Oxford Direct Services  each month
and in total?

 

Please see attached spreadsheet

 

I would also like a list of the departments of the various Oxford Direct
Services staff who have been furloughed, ie, Civil Engineering, Pest
Control, Property Maintenance etc.

 

The Service Areas that had furloughed staff were

 

Property Maintenance
Street Scenes
Waste & Recycling
Motor Transport
Parks
Engineering
Central Team
Caretaking
Pest Control
Car Parks

 

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Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
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Dear freedomofinformation,

For Oxford Direct Service please provide the number of furloughed employees in each department for each month.

Yours sincerely,

Pat Mastelotto

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Pat Mastelotto,

Further to your email below, this question will be answered as part of your FOI request 10152 under question 3

Kind regards

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: [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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