Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.

Paul Cardin made this Freedom of Information request to Barrow in Furness Borough Council

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Dear Barrow in Furness Borough Council,

Please supply totals for the following:

Since the inception of Barrow in Furness Borough Council, or as far as records go back, the annual figures for the total number of current employees or ex-employees of Barrow in Furness Borough Council who have signed compromise agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).

In addition to this, annual figures for the number of current employees / ex-employees who have agreed, following the matter being raised and made conditional as part of a compromise agreement drawn up by the body acting as Barrow in Furness Borough Council's legal team, to forgo their right to approach the council in the future with Freedom of Information and/or DPA Subject Access requests under the relevant Acts.

Please note that I do not seek or require any personal information such as names and addresses – only the total figures for each subject area.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

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Please refer to the attached correspondence.

Kind Regards

Jane Holden
Corporate Services Officer
Legal Services
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Town Hall, Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA14 2LD
Tel: 01229 876452
Fax: 01229 876515

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Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

1 Attachment

Please refer to the attached correspondence.

Kind regards

Jane Holden
Corporate Services Officer
Legal Services
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Town Hall, Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA14 2LD
Tel: 01229 876452
Fax: 01229 876515

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you ver much for this rapid response. However, I am aiming to collate all the information I receive nationally. Please could you provide a YEAR for the compromise agreement you refer to?

many thanks in advance,

Paul Cardin

Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Apologies. I shall get the information to you as soon as I can.

Kind regards

Jane Holden
Corporate Services Officer
Legal Services
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Town Hall, Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA14 2LD
Tel: 01229 876452
Fax: 01229 876515

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Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Dear Paul

The year was 2008.

Kind Regards

Jane Holden
Corporate Services Officer
Legal Services
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Town Hall, Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA14 2LD
Tel: 01229 876452
Fax: 01229 876515

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Paul Cardin

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Barrow in Furness Borough Council were one of the quickest respondents of the 345 councils asked, taking only 8 days to respond positively and in full.

Please link here to read about the further aspects of this request:

www.easyvirtualassistance.co.uk/page4.html

...including councils who have attempted to prevent individuals from exercising their statutory FOI / DP querying rights.

There is a growing trend for the use of compromise agreements, not just in the area of disputes or whistleblowing, but also in general redundancy or equal pay claims. Some councils have yet to answer this query - although to date, 65 working days have elapsed.

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Update here on Freedom of Information gagging clauses, including the opinion of senior counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC:

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