Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:
1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?
If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.
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How we process a new Freedom of Information (FOI) Request
When you submit a new FOI Request we will do the following;
· We will log your FOI request and send confirmation of this to
you by email, together with a FOI request reference number. We aim to do
this within two working days of receiving your request.
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When you can expect to receive a response to your FOI request
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Council has a legal
obligation to respond to your request no later than 20 working days
following the date of receipt. Wherever possible, a response to your FOI
request will be sent to you before the legal deadline of 20 working days.
You can find more information about the FOI process on the Council website
through the following link;
Freedom of Information – Brighton & Hove City Council
Making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request using the Council’s online
FOI request form
You can now make new FOI requests using the Council’s online FOI request
form. The online FOI request form is available through the following link
and on the Council website;
Online FOI request form
Information Governance Team | 01273 295959 | Brighton & Hove City
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