Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

For dates 1 April 2013 and 1 July 2014 please state:

- how many staff were employed by News Division in each of grades 2-11, SM1 and SM2;
- broken down by Network News, World Service, Monitoring and English Regions, how many staff were employed on Special Personal Salaries (SPS) for each of grades 2-11, SM1 and SM2;
- what is the average and median salary for SPS staff at each grade;
- how many staff on SPS salary in each grade are above the roof of the pay range.

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Criag

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 11th October 2014. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20141687

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Your response to this request is overdue. By law, the BBC should have responded by 7 November 2014.

When will I receive a response?

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

Dear FOI Enquiries,

This request long overdue. I have not even received an acknowledgement of my reminder more than a month ago.

Please say when the BBC plans to respond with the information if that is your intention.

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information. We are not currently in a position to respond however, please be assured that as your request is overdue it is our priority.

Kind regards

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'SPS Employment in BBC News'.

A response to my request of 11 October 2014 is now long overdue.

I received no response to my reminder of 23 November 2014.

Despite assurance on 7 January 2015 that my request was a priority, it is now February but I have not r eceived a response.

When, if ever, does the BBC plan to answer my request?

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

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

We have received your request for an internal review relating to RFI20141687. The information you requested was about SPS Employment in BBC News.  Your request for an internal review was received 2 February 2015.  We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest, within 20 working days.  If you have any queries please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2015011

BBC Information Policy and Compliance    
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane,
London, W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi/
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear S Craig,

 

We are writing further to your request for internal review into the
handling of your request for information (RFI20141687) and attach the
BBC’s decision in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Marshall,

You said that the BBC would be in a position to respond to my request in two weeks.

Two weeks have now passed.

When does the BBC plan to answer my request?

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request a second internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'SPS Employment in BBC News'.

In a previous internal review, Mr Marshall said that the BBC expected to answer my request in two weeks. Nearly a month has passed since then but the BBC has not responded.

When does the BBC intend to answer my FOI request?

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

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

Thank you for your email, in relation to your FOI request about BBC Discounted Salaries (Reference: RFI20141443). We would like to apologise for the continued delay in providing you with a response to your request and the inconvenience this has caused. If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF telephone 01625 545 700. http://www.ico.gov.uK

Kind Regards,

Information Policy and Compliance

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

FOI Enquiries would like to recall the message, "Internal review of Freedom of Information request - SPS Employment in BBC News".

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

Thank you for your email, in relation to your FOI request about SPS Employment in BBC News (Reference: RFI20141687). We would like to apologise for the continued delay in providing you with a response to your request and the inconvenience this has caused. If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF telephone 01625 545 700. http://www.ico.gov.uK

Kind Regards,

Information Policy and Compliance

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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S Craig left an annotation ()

Complaint made to the ICO.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear S Craig,

                

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20141687.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'SPS Employment in BBC News' and the decision not to answer my request for the number of individuals on SPS who are paid above the salary roof of the grade.

The BBC says "The published salary ranges for the grades 2-11 only apply to staff on Days and Hours conditions. Salaries for staff on SPS conditions are individual y negotiated and as such the published roof doesn’t apply. This means that the recipient has an all-inclusive salary that buys out their entitlement to other allowances."

I understand that the roof of the pay grade does not apply to those in receipt of SPS. SPS are uncapped, which is why I asked how many people are paid more than the roof of the notional pay grade for the work that they do, that is, more than the maximum that the BBC sets for regular (non-SPS) salaried staff on each of the pay grades from 2 to 11.

I requested a comparison against the salary indicator the BBC has set itself for jobs at these 10 grades.

You say SPS buys out various allowances. Please list those allowances alongside the value attached to each.

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

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Craig

Thank you for your request for an internal review. We will respond as soon as possible but no later than 20 working days from date of receipt.

Kind regards

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 14th April 2015. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20150615

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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S Craig left an annotation ()

Complaint accepted by the ICO. An investigation is underway.

S Craig left an annotation ()

​The ICO has written to the BBC directing it to provide a review of its handling of this request within 20 days.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear S Craig,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20150615

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Craig

Please find attached the internal review (IR2015033) relating to your request designated RFI20141687. We apologise for the short delay in completing this.

Yours sincerely

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for reconsidering your refusal and providing the information requested after the Office of the Information Commissioner pursued this FOI on my behalf.

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

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