Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Pleaser can you tell me the cost of the financial settlement given to Sean Harriss after his resignation from the Chief Executive post in October.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Jane Shields, Lambeth Borough Council

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Request details:  Sean Harriss Settlement .
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Dear Jane Shields,

Please can you reply to my request. By law I should have received a response by now.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Cobb

centralteam, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb


Thank you for your request for information received on 9 October 2017. 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 Please find below our response to the information you requested, which


Dear Lambeth Borough Council,


Pleaser can you tell me the cost of the financial settlement given to Sean
Harriss after his resignation from the Chief Executive post in October.


Our Response


The details of remuneration paid to the Chief Executive will be published
in the Council’s Statement of Accounts for 2017/18 in accordance with the
requirements and provisions of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.


We have not provided this specific data relating to your request as we
believe that the following exemption applies: Section 22 (Information
intended for future publication).  


Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states at the time a
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(a) the information is held by the public authority with a view to its
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(b) the information was already held with a view to such publication at
the time when the request for information was made, and


(c) it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information should
be withheld from disclosure until the date referred to in paragraph (a).



The application of this exemption is subject to a public interest test.   


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Factors in favour of disclosure


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