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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who cycle for work purposes? If so:
• State how much the allowance is per month?
• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?
• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial years 2014/15,
2015/16 & 2016/17?
• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender
• The average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3 financial years listed above
• The average sick leave taken by male staff in the 3 financial years listed above
• The average sick leave taken by female staff in the 3 financial years listed above
• A breakdown by gender of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each gender.
• A breakdown by age of staff employed by Islington Council in the 3 financial years listed above?
• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed above?
• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

Use whatever age categories your HR departments uses internally e.g. 18-24, 25-30 or 18-30, 30-50 etc.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Johnson

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 1131599
 
 
Dear Sir/Madam 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10
November 2017.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who
cycle for work purposes? If so:
• State how much the allowance is per month?
• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?
• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial
years 2014/15,
2015/16 & 2016/17?
• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender • The
average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3
financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by male staff
in the 3 financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by
female staff in the 3 financial years listed above • A breakdown by gender
of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed
above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each gender.
• A breakdown by age of staff employed by Islington Council in the 3
financial years listed above?
• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3
financial years listed above?
• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

Use whatever age categories your HR departments uses internally e.g.
18-24, 25-30 or 18-30, 30-50 etc.

Yours faithfully,
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 8 December 2017 - this is 20 working days
from the date of receipt.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 
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H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 1131599
 
 
 
Dear Mr Johnson
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 November 2017.
 
Your request
 
Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who
cycle for work purposes? If so:
• State how much the allowance is per month?
• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?
• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial
years 2014/15,
2015/16 & 2016/17?
• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender • The
average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3
financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by male staff
in the 3 financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by
female staff in the 3 financial years listed above • A breakdown by gender
of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed
above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each gender.
• A breakdown by age of staff employed by Islington Council in the 3
financial years listed above?
• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3
financial years listed above?
• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

Use whatever age categories your HR departments uses internally e.g.
18-24, 25-30 or 18-30, 30-50 etc.

Yours faithfully,.
 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. .
Your request is addressed to LB Hammersmith and Fulham but one of your
questions refers to LB Islington: "A breakdown by age of staff employed by
Islington Council in the 3 financial years listed above?"
 
Please confirm that your request is for LB Hammersmith and Fulham. 
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 10/02/2018. If I do not hear
from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you do not
wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed.
 
If you need assistance, please contact me on 020 8753 7395 or
[email address]. Please remember to quote our reference number:
1131599 in any future communications.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
 
 
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Dear H and F In Touch,

Yes that was a mistake I meant the question to refer to Hammersmith and Fulham for all questions.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Johnson

iCaseworkInformation, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 1131599
 
 
 
Dear Mr Johnson
 
Thank you for your response of 11 November clarifying your original
request. 
 
Your request
 
Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

Please advise whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who
cycle for work purposes? If so:
• State how much the allowance is per month?
• When was this figure last increased? How much was it previously?
• Total number of staff that received said allowance in the financial
years 2014/15,
2015/16 & 2016/17?
• Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender • The
average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3
financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by male staff
in the 3 financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by
female staff in the 3 financial years listed above • A breakdown by gender
of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years listed
above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each gender.
• A breakdown by age of staff employed by H&F Council in the 3 financial
years listed above?
• A breakdown of the age of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3
financial years listed above?
• Please breakdown sick leave taken by age groups for above years

Use whatever age categories your HR departments uses internally e.g.
18-24, 25-30 or 18-30, 30-50 etc.

Could you please clarify one further point.
Could you please confirm, whether if the answer to the question
about whether or not the council pays an allowance to staff who cycle for
work purposes were to be none,  you would still require answers to the
questions below:
Total number of staff employed for those years and their gender The
average sick leave taken by staff in receipt of the allowance for the 3
financial years listed above • The average sick leave taken by male
staff in the 3 financial years listed above The average sick leave taken
by female staff in the 3 financial years listed above • A breakdown by
gender of the staff receiving the allowance in the 3 financial years
listed above. And the average number of sick leave days taken for each
gender.A breakdown by age of staff employed by Hammersmith & Fulham
Council in the 3  financial years listed above? A breakdown of the age of
the staff receiving the allowance in the 3  financial years listed above?
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 10/02/2018. If I do not hear
from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you do not
wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed.
 
If you need assistance, please contact me on 020 8753 7395 or
[email address]. Please remember to quote our reference number:
1131599 in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
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Dear iCaseworkInformation,

If there is no such payment made then please substitute this category for staff in receipt of the cycle to work scheme instead.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Michael Johnson

Andrea Comer, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Our reference:  1131599
 
Dear Sir
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 November 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Andrea Comer
Senior Investigations & Information Officer
 
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