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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

Please can you tell me the total number of sick days taken by staff since 2018 and how much it has cost?

Please can you break it down by financial year?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Hall

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear WWW: FOI,

I am just wondering when I am likely to receive a reply as the deadline of April 22 has been and gone?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hall

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council


Dear Peter Hall




Thank you for your request for information received on 23rd March. We
enclose the following information to partially answer your request:


Year 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 (April to Dec)
FTE Sickness Days Lost 70845 74194 61530 62875.2


However on this occasion we cannot supply all the information you have
asked for. In respect of the cost of the days taken as sick days, we can
confirm that the Council holds information falling within the description
specified in your request, but we are refusing to supply this information
under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the
appropriate limit of £450 for local government, which is specified in the
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