£709,000 Legal Fees Re. Potential LCC Loan to Everton Football Club

Josie Mullen made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Over two financial years LCC paid out £709,000 in legal fees [£14,690/£695,000] in relation to LCC's potential loan to Everton Football Club for their new stadium.

Mayor Anderson stated that EFC will be "paying back this sum in full"

[1] Is the repayment of £709,000 by Everton Football Club set out in a formal legal document?

[2] Has the sum of £709,000 been paid back by EFC - If so, please indicate the date when EFC made the payment to LCC

[3] If the sum has not been paid yet, please indicate the date when this sum will be paid in full by EFC to LCC

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Finance and Resources, Liverpool City Council

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Our reference: 692998

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request '£709,000 Legal Fees Re. Potential LCC Loan to Everton Football Club'.

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As usual my FOI has been ignored.

[1] Why wasn't the information supplied on time

[2] It is quite a simple request....so please answer my FOI ASAP

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

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Dear Finance and Resources,
Could I possibly have a response to this FOI......I put this request in on the 29th May

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Ms Mullen

 

Please see attached our response to your information request as submitted
to Liverpool City Council.      

 

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Information Team

 

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request '£709,000 Legal Fees Re. Potential LCC Loan to Everton Football Club'.

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[1] First of all, absolutely no reason was given why this FOI was so late

[2] The FOI response stated, '" The disclosure of information of this type would have a significant prejudicial effect on the ability of both parties to conduct a comprehensive process of dialogue.'

This is, in fact, untrue:
[1] The fact that LCC 'has spent a significant amount of money "on all types of consultancy fees" in relation to a potential loan by LCC to EFC -IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
[2] Mayor Anderson stated in the Liverpool Echo: 'Mayor Joe Anderson has made clear that Everton will be picking up the bill for those fees - and paying the council back in full.' - SO THIS IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

[3] 'He told the ECHO: "Everton Football Club will be picking up the bill - not us.' - SO THIS IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Therefore, it is clear that I am not asking for any commercially sensitive information. I am only asking for confirmation that the information freely given to the Liverpool Echo is true' So, once again, please respond to the following questions:

[1] Was the exact amount spent by LCC "on all types of consultancy fees" in relation to a potential loan by LCC to EFC £709,000 or was it a different amount...please state

[2] Has EFC already reimbursed LCC for all monies relating to 'all types of consultancy fees'?

[3] If not, when will EFC be reimbursing LCC this sum of money?

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liv...

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

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Ms Mullen

 

Please see attached our response to your information request as submitted
to Liverpool City Council. Our sincere apologies for the delay in
completing the review process.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

[1][email address]

[2]LCC auto signature (2)

 

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