University of Leeds Corporate Credit Card

Victoria Wright made this Freedom of Information request to University of Leeds

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The request was refused by University of Leeds.

Victoria Wright

Dear University of Leeds

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

University of Leeds Corporate/Purchasing Credit Card, itemised bills for the following persons in the University Executive Group:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education
Pro-Vice-Chancellor : International
Chief Operating Officer
University Secretary
Chief Financial Officer
Marketing Director
Director of Facilities Management
Director of Human Resources
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environment
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health

From 1 October 2013 to 1 March 2018 (or latest possible date).

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copy.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully

Victoria Wright

Jenny Foggin,

I am away from the office and will not return until Tuesday 10 April.

Tracey Crombie,

Dear Ms Wright

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 8 April 2018. 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 8 May 2018, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny Foggin ([email address]).   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

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Jenny Foggin,

Dear Victoria,

I have inferred from your question that you are seeking information about the expenses of senior officers. If so, the University publishes information about the expenses of the Vice-Chancellor ( ), which will be updated regularly. The University has a settled intent to publish the expenses of other senior officers - the plan being to do so within the next six months - and when we do so, the priority will be the expenses of those holding University credit cards (currently, these are held by only six senior staff in addition to the Vice-Chancellor).

I hope this is helpful in resolving your query. If you have any questions about this email, however, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to or email directly Mr D Wardle, Deputy Secretary, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT ([email address]). You should do so within three months of receiving the University’s response to your request. Further information about how the University manages Freedom of Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also available on our website (

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. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Best wishes,


Jenny Foggin
Senior Governance and Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Adviser’s Office
The University of Leeds
0113 3431155

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