Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.

Paul Cardin made this Freedom of Information request to Bromsgrove District Council

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Dear Bromsgrove District Council,

Please supply totals for the following:

Since the inception of Bromsgrove District Council, or as far as records go back, the annual figures for the total number of current employees / ex-employees of Bromsgrove District 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 Bromsgrove District 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

FOI BDC, Bromsgrove District Council

Our Reference: 1249

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your recent request for information.

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We will respond by 1^st February 2011 at the
latest.

Regards

Julie Smout

Information Support Officer

Business Transformation Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Bromsgrove District Council
Redditch Borough Council

The Council House
Town Hall

Burcot Lane
Walter Stranz Square

Bromsgrove
Redditch

Worcestershire
Worcestershire

B60 1AA
B98 8AH

Tel: 01527 64252, ext 7612

Web: [1]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk Web:
[2]www.redditch.whub.org.uk

Email: [3][email address]

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FOI BDC, Bromsgrove District Council

Our Reference: 1249

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. I can now offer
you the following information:

o The total number of current employees / ex-employees of Bromsgrove
District Council who have signed compromise agreements directly
related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and
external investigation(s) / whistle blowing incident(s).

7 staff have signed compromise agreements

o 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 Bromsgrove
District 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.

None

I hope this resolves your enquiry and that you are satisfied with the
response.

However, if you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been
handled, you have the right to request an internal review. Details of our
customer feedback procedure is available on our web site
([1]http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/cms/council...)

If you are still dissatisfied following a review by the Council, you have
the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. You can contact the
Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

www.ico.gov.uk/

Regards

Julie Smout

Information Support Officer

Business Transformation Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Bromsgrove District Council
Redditch Borough Council

The Council House
Town Hall

Burcot Lane
Walter Stranz Square

Bromsgrove
Redditch

Worcestershire
Worcestershire

B60 1AA
B98 8AH

Tel: 01527 64252, ext 7612

Web: [2]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk Web:
[3]www.redditch.whub.org.uk

Email: [4][email address]

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http://www.redditch.whub.org.uk/
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Dear FOI BDC,

I really appreciate your time and the speed of your response on this request, however please could you break down the total into Annual figures? e.g. 2006 - 1; 2007 - 0; 2008 - 3; etc.

Many thanks in advance,

Yours sincerely,

Paul Cardin

FOI BDC, Bromsgrove District Council

Paul - Acknowledged. I will see what I can organise.

Kind regards

Julie Smout

Information Support Officer

Business Transformation Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Bromsgrove District Council
Redditch Borough Council

The Council House
Town Hall

Burcot
Lane
Walter Stranz Square

Bromsgrove
Redditch

Worcestershire
Worcestershire

B60
1AA
B98 8AH

Tel: 01527 64252, ext 7612

Web: www.bromsgrove.gov.uk Web:
www.redditch.whub.org.uk

Email: [email address]

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FOI BDC, Bromsgrove District Council

Paul - Please find below, the annual figures as requested:

1 2003

2 2006

1 2007

2 2009

1 2010

Julie Smout

Information Support Officer

Business Transformation Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Bromsgrove District Council
Redditch Borough Council

The Council House
Town Hall

Burcot
Lane
Walter Stranz Square

Bromsgrove
Redditch

Worcestershire
Worcestershire

B60
1AA
B98 8AH

Tel: 01527 64252, ext 7612

Web: www.bromsgrove.gov.uk Web:
www.redditch.whub.org.uk

Email: [email address]

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Dear FOI BDC,

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Paul Cardin

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Bromsgrove District Council were one of the quickest respondents of the 345 councils asked, taking only 5 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.

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

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

http://easyvirtualassistance.wordpress.c...