Great North Road
Mr Alex Parsons
Telephone: 01636 655216/7
Reply by email: request-493979-
Our ref: RFI-2018-0950
09 July 2018
Dear Mr Parsons Request for information: RFI-2018-0950
Your request for information about FOI Administration has now been considered. The information
held by the Council relevant to your request is set out below:
1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI? Two staff – FTE 1.8. These staff are responsible for Information Governance not just FOI requests
2. What is the budget for administering FOI? £72,340. This includes a proportion of the business manager’s salary who is responsible for this
service area but does not administer FOI.
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one? Yes – Meritec
4. Do you publish a disclosure log? Yes
This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This response refers to information held by Newark & Sherwood District Council and does not
include information relating to the Council’s housing stock or the management of that stock.
This information is held by a wholly owned arm’s length company, Newark and Sherwood
Homes Ltd, which for the purposes of Freedom of Information, is classed as a separate public
body. Newark and Sherwood Homes Ltd can be contacted via their website at
If you have any further queries or concerns about the information provided please do not hesitate
to contact us. If we do not hear from you within 40 days, starting the day after the date of this
letter, we will consider the request closed.
If following our response to your query you are still dissatisfied you have the right to request an
internal review. This will be conducted by the Director of Safety or the Deputy Chief Executive
who have not been involved with the request or complaint until this point. Should you wish to
proceed to this stage please advise us quoting the reference number at the top of this page.
Should you be dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review to the Council you have a
further right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, details of which can be found on
the Information Commissioner’s website www.ico.org.uk/
More details of this complaints process are available to view on our website at the following link: www.newark-
Information Governance Officer