FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

27 July 2018

For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to the date on which you received this request) I request the following information:

 

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of any type of asset

 

B) A breakdown of the use of capital receipts within each financial year by the following three categories:

i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure ii)To invest in new capital expenditure

iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in March 2016 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507170/Flexible_use_of_capital_receipts__updated_.pdf)

iv) Other

 

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:

i) The date the reform began

ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used

iii) The savings target at the time

iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

 

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

 

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to



East Herts Council Response

03 August 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

29 August 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to the date on which you received this request) I request the following information:

 

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of any type of asset

2014/15 £2,409,095.71

2015/16 £878,851.92

2016/17 £2,704,066,81

2017/18 £3,285,602.37

2018/19 to date £426,991.00

 

B) A breakdown of the use of capital receipts within each financial year by the following three categories:

i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure ii)To invest in new capital expenditure

iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in March 2016 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507170/Flexible_use_of_capital_receipts__updated_.pdf)

iv) Other

2014/15 £1,131,763.77 - To fund new capital investment - non specific

2015/16 £2,151,163.89 - To fund new capital investment - non specific

2016/17 £1,875,735.81 - To fund new capital investment - non specific

2017/18 £1,119,919.54 - To fund new capital investment - non specific

2018/19 to date £0.00 - To fund new capital investment - non specific

 

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:

i) The date the reform began

ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used

iii) The savings target at the time

iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

None

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

None - Funded from Reserves

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to

Redundancies are published in our statements of accounts on our website www.eastherts.gov.uk we no longer have access to full details of earlier redundancies as this is on a previous system that we no longer have access to 

Data available is as follows

 

2016/17:

 

Leadership team - 1

Communications, Strategy and Policy - 6

Legal and Democratic Services - 2

Community Safety and Health Services - 1

Customer Services and Parking - 1

 

2017/18:

 

Housing and Health - 2

Communications, Strategy and Policy - 2

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.