University bus service subsidies

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Dear Birkbeck, University of London,

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

Freedom of Information, Birkbeck, University of London

Dear Adam Hodgson,

This is to confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information enquiry. 

We will respond to your request for information by the due date of 13th April 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Birkbeck, University of London

www.bbk.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, Birkbeck, University of London

Dear Adam Hodgson,

This is a response to your recent Freedom of Information (FOIA) request.

Birkbeck does not have a university bus or bus route - therefore the answer to your questions are "zero" or "not applicable".

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you may wish to contact the Freedom of Information Office in the first instance to see whether your concerns can be resolved informally. You also have the right to request a formal internal review that will consider the way in which your request has been dealt with. Requests for an internal review should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original communication and should be addressed to [Birkbeck, University of London request email].

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Birkbeck College
London WC1E 7HX

www.bbk.ac.uk

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