University bus service subsidies

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Dear University of Liverpool,

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

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Hi Adam

 

You will be aware that our response to your request is due today.

 

In line with recent recommendations, our staff are now working from home
and this has meant that we are taking a little longer than normal to
respond to certain enquiries.

 

We hope to be able to reply shortly and will send a response/keep you
fully informed of progress as soon we can.

 

Kind regards, Kirsty

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information Officer / Data Protection Co-ordinator
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

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FOI/2020/149

20 April 2020

 

Name:  Adam Hodgson

By email to: [FOI #655259 email]

 

Dear Mr Hodgson,

 

Thank you for your email of 15 March requesting information from the
University of Liverpool. With apologies for the delay, colleagues have
provided the information requested below.

 

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:

i. Student travel
ii. University staff travel
iii. Any other subsidy provided

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

The University does not provide subsidies to any external bus companies.

 

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:

i. Student travel
ii. University staff travel
iii. Bus staff salary
iv. Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
v. Any other operating costs

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

The University does not provide timetabled bus services.

 

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

Not applicable.

 

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information, you have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act to ask the University to review it; however, you must do
so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Your request
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www.ico.org.uk.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information Officer  / Data Protection Co-ordinator
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless
you are the intended recipient, you must not read, copy, distribute, use
or retain this message or any part of it. If you are not the intended
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