University bus service subsidies

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Dear University of Leicester,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

Dear Adam,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request, made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note the effective date of the request, i.e. date of receipt of your request by the University of Leicester for processing, is 16th March 2020 and the latest date by which the University must respond under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is 13th April 2020.

I will arrange for the information to which you are entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be supplied to you as soon as reasonably possible, and in any event within the period set out by the Act.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding your request.

Kind regards

Faye Biddles
Senior Information Assurance Officer
Legal & Information Assurance Services
T: 0116 2527345
E: [email address]
W: www.le.ac.uk

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Dear Adam,

 

I write in regards to your request, received 16th March 2020, made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This has now been processed and our
response is below.

Your request:

1.  The subsidies provided by the University, to external bus companies
operating University bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

-    Student Travel

-    University staff travel

-    Any other subsidy provided

If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each
academic year would be acceptable.

 

2.  The expenditure on, and income from, any University provided bus
services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

-    Student travel

-    University staff travel

-    Bus staff salary

-    Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities

-    Any other operating costs If the breakdown is not possible, a single
expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be
acceptable.

 

3.  The number of complaints received by the University regarding
University bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15
to 2018/19).

 

In response:

 

1.       The only income collected by the University has been £115,854 in
2018/19 from our student village shuttle bus service. There has been no
income prior to this.

 

2.  Expenditure as below. Figures for expenditure prior to 2015/16 are not
available.

*Student Village Shuttle

**University Hospitals Leicester Hospital Hopper

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |2015/16 |2016/17 |2017/18 |
|------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|SVS* - Student |n/a |10,650 |48,564 |
|------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|UHL HH**- Staff |25,137 |15,893 |23,927 |
|------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|UHL HH** - Student|75,409 |27,382 |42,200 |
|------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|Total expenditure |100,546 |53,925 |114,691 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

3. No formal complaints have been received in the previous 5 academic
years.

 

Should you have any concerns or wish to complain or appeal any aspect of
this response, then in the first instance please contact the University’s
Data Protection Officer, Liz Taoudi, by telephoning 0116 229 7640, or by
email: [1][email address].

 

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 to appeal to the Information
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Information Commissioner’s Office

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Kind regards

 

Faye Biddles

Senior Information Assurance Officer

Legal & Information Assurance Services

T: 0116 2527345

E: [2][email address]

W: [3]www.le.ac.uk
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