Total spend on hotels

[Name Removed] made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Care Professions Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Health and Care Professions Council.

[Name Removed]

Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

Please give the total spend on hotels, for whatever reason, and the average cost per room per night.

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear [name removed],

Thank you for your recent information request in which you asked for
information on the cost of hotels and the average nightly rate spent by
the HCPC. Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) (2000).

We are unable to provide you with this information. This is because the
time it would take to determine if the information is held, locate and
extract it would exceed the cost limits of FOIA that being £450 which is
charged at £25 hour for employee time. The exemption under FOIA for this
cost limit is section 12.

Hotels and travel are logged under one code. To collate the information
would require a large scale manual search of all expense claims made by
HCPC employees, partners and witnesses. Expense claims are paper based and
archived after a year, an additional cost of recalling archive boxes would
also be incurred if the exercise was attempted.

You may find the HCPC’s expense policy helpful in understanding the limits
on hotel expenditure.


When a public authority is estimating whether the appropriate limit is
likely to be exceeded, it can include the costs of complying with two or
more requests if the conditions laid out in regulation 5 of the Fees
Regulations can be satisfied. Those conditions require the requests to be:

·         made by one person, or by different persons who appear to the
public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign;

·         made for the same or similar information; and

·         received by the public authority within any period of 60
consecutive working days.

You have submitted several requests for information about the HCPC’s
expenditure over the past 60 days, therefore we are also taking this into
account although the exercise described above would exceed the cost limits
on its own.

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Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information

Health and Care Professions Council

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