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Dear Leeds City Council,

Please provide all recorded information on communications between Leeds City Council and welcome to Yorkshire since April 1. Both in your capacity as the Council and with your role in Business Rates Pool coordinator. If the latter requires a separate Foi to a different entity please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Thank you for contacting the Leeds City Council Information Management &
Governance Requests team. We confirm that we have received your
If you have submitted a Freedom of Information or Environmental
Information Regulation request- we will respond to your request in
accordance with the appropriate legislation within 20 working days. While
you wait, you may wish to check information published by the Council on
the [1]Data Mill North to see if the information you have requested is
already available.
If you have submitted an access to information request or other
information rights request- we will respond to your request in accordance
with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please note in order to
process your request, we require confirmation of your identity via a
copy of one of the following forms:

o Driving Licence
o Passport
o Birth Certificate
o Council Tax bill
o Utility bill 

If we require further information from you before we are able to process
your request we will contact you directly to request this.  If you would
like more information on how Leeds City Council process these types of
requests, information is available on our [2]website


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police force making a request for disclosure of information for the
purpose of safeguarding or the prevention, investigation, detection or
prosecution of criminal offences – we will respond to your request as soon
as possible.


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For information about what we do with personal data please see our
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Yours sincerely
Information Management & Governance – Requests Team



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IMG.Requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Gwen Swinburn,

Can you please clarify specifically what you are after as your current request would take us over 18 hours as to gather all information on communications from every council officer and elected member would take us far over the time limit specified in section 12. Can you please specify officers or at least a area of the council which you are intrested in.

Kind regards

Mr Adam O’Connell
Information Governance Officer
Requests team
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council

0113 37 84251

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Dear IMG.Requests,

Thank you for asking for clarification so speedily. The information I am interested in focuses around the wrongdoing, investigations and strategic actions resulting from the Verity disclosures. Specifically what is being done regarding safeguarding our investment, what councils and the pool are doing to address governance failures. It has been silent for months now. What investigations have been done to address these issues and may we see them? What reports have been presented where, May we see them?

Accordingly could I ask as a minimum you review the emails of the statutory officers ( CX, S151 and Monitoring Officer) together with the responsible Director and the Head responsible for W2Y . Please inspect the key Councillors responsible emails as well

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Swinburn