London Borough contractors (FOI-1127)
Dear ***** *****
Re: Freedom of Information Request.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the long delay in responding to your enquiry. Your request has been considered and our response is in bold below.
You requested the following:
The name of your department / authority
For the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 Please can you tell me:
- The full budget of the authority
- The amount paid to external contractors or agencies for the provision of council services (IE: services which were once provided by council employees.
- The amount spend on services provided in house
For the financial year 2017-18 please also provide a list of the council’s external contractors who provide a service for or on behalf of the council (by such a service I mean one which was or may have previously been provided by employees of the council)
If this information is not accessible in a way that determine spending on contractors for council services, please provide a full list of the council’s contractors.
In this list (shown in my table attached) please include:
- The company name of the contractor
- A description of the service provided (I have provided three rows to be compatible with typical transactional reports)
- The value of the contract
The Council’s Response
The information you have requested is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 21 (2a) states that information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant (even if it is accessible only on payment) is exempt. This is an absolute exemption.
The Council publishes supplier spend and the contracts register (the latter has supplier, description of contract & value) on the website. Please refer to the links below.
Transparency reports (all contracts £5k+) - https://www3.hackney.gov.uk/transparency
Appeals & Complaints Procedure
If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please write to the Information Management Team and this will be dealt with through our Internal Review procedure.
Information Management Team - Governance
London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
London E8 1DY
Your request for an internal review should be submitted to us within 40 working days of receipt by you of this response. Any such request received after this time will only be considered at the discretion of the Council.
If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at the contact details provided below.
Information Commissioner"s Office
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Information Management Team
London Borough of Hackney