Staff leaving the authority

Mavis Skillerton made this Freedom of Information request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I respectfully request the following questions be answered;

a) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority through redundancy?
b) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on redundancy costs?
c) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority on compromise agreements?
d) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on compromise agreements including all benefits to the leaving party?

Yours faithfully,

Mavis Skillerton

Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information received on 16 October 2017
concerning redundancy and compromise agreements.  This request is being
handled under the Freedom of Information Act

The Council confirms that it does hold certain information covered by your
request, however we believe that we need further time in which to provide
a full response to you.

We estimate that we will have reached a decision by Monday 27 November
2017 and we will write to you then.

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Freedom of Information Officer
Northumberland County Council
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[Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

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you have a right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

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Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
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There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 3225   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information received on 16th October 2017
concerning staff leaving the authorityThis request is being handled under
the Freedom of Information Act

The Council confirms that it does hold certain information covered by your
request, however we believe that we need further time in which to provide
a full response to you.

I am sorry but we require some further time and we estimate that we will
have reached a decision by Wednesday 20th December and we will write to
you then.

Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of your response to the Information Governance Office:

Freedom of Information Officer
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

[Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745 / Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 3225   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to staff
leaving on redundancy and compromise agreements.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

Schools
a) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority through
redundancy? 88
b) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on redundancy
costs? £556,689.65
c) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority on compromise
agreements? 18
d) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on compromise agreements
including all benefits to the leaving party? £144,765.22
Non Schools
a) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority through
redundancy? 14
b) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on redundancy
costs? £113,773.21
c) Since 04/05/2017 how many staff have left the authority on compromise
agreements? 3
d) Since 04/05/2017 how much has been spent on compromise agreements
including all benefits to the leaving party? £59,634

Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Human Resources
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk