Dear Oxford City Council,

1. How many Oxford Direct Services employees were furloughed each month from March 2020 to the end of September 2021.

2. For each month please list the departments and number of employees in each department within Oxford Direct Services that were furloughed.

3. How much money was received from the Government each month and how much did Oxford Direct Services contribute each month to top up furlough payments (please include pension contributions).

4. What was the total contributions for furlough payments from both the Government and Oxford Direct Services.

Please present information in Excel spreadsheet in a clear and unambiguous manner.

Yours faithfully,

Carrie Janssen

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Carrie Janssen

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10447

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Yours sincerely,

Joyce Fagan
Information Governance Requests Officer

Joyce Fagan | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |  
Email: [email address]  T: 01865 252 425
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

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Dear Ms Janssen,

Further to your recent request, I can respond to your Freedom of Information Act 2000 request received on 3rd October 2021 as follows:

Please see attached.

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,

Joyce Fagan
Information Governance Requests Officer

Joyce Fagan | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [email address]  T: 01865 252 425 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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