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Dear Taunton Deane Borough 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.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

FOI-advice,

Dear Requester

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information. Your request has been received and it will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days, starting from the first working day after we received your request, unless there is a reason for it to be withheld, in which case we will write to you to inform you of this outcome, or if the information is not held by the District Council (please see below).

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know before we send any information to you.

Any charge made for FOI requests will be made in line with the national FOI fees regulations and our locally set disbursement costs (printing, photocopying and postage).

If the cost of

- determining whether the information is held;
- locating the information, or a document containing it;
- retrieving the information, or a document containing it; and
- extracting the information from a document containing it

does not exceed £450 (equivalent to 18 hours work) there will be no charge, other than possibly for disbursements. Disbursement costs will not be charged if the total is under £5 - above this, we will charge the full amount, including the initial £5.

If the cost (excluding disbursements) exceeds £450 (which is known as the ‘appropriate limit’) we will charge for all the hours (including the first 18 hours) at a rate of £25 per hour - alternatively, we will assist you in refining the request to within 18 hours to ensure no charge will be incurred (other than possibly for disbursements).

Where a fee is involved, we will issue a fees notice requesting payment - the FOI request will not progress until the fees have been paid. The 20 working-day target for responding to requests will not begin until any fees are paid

Please be aware that we may publish requests and responses to requests for information made under the FOIA on our website. However, we would withhold any personal details of the requestor (e.g. their name, address, email address and telephone number).

Please note that as a Borough Council we do not hold information regarding Schools, Education, Social Services or Highways and Transport. If your request for information falls under one of these services you will need to re-direct your request to Somerset County Council at [email address].

Further information regarding Freedom of Information is available from:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel No: 01625 545700
Fax No: 01625 545510

www.ICO.ORG.UK

The information Commissioner’s Office have produced a helpful guide regarding fees which is available here.

Regards

FOI Administration Desk
Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

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FOI-advice,

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Dear Requester

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request FOI – 3642TD

 

Response

 

This is Taunton Deane Borough Council’s response to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below:

 

How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

 

We have an FOI Administration team consisting of three members of staff.  
In addition the Corporate Strategy and Performance Officer also acts as
the FOI Officer who carries out any internal reviews and deals with any
complex queries.

 

What is the budget for administering FOI?

 

There is no defined budget for administering FOIs.

 

Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?

 

We record and administer our FOIs on a database within Sharepoint 2013. 
We don’t use a case management software as such.

 

Do you publish a disclosure log?

 

Our FOI performance is reported twice a year (after Quarter 2 and 4) to
our members and is published on our website.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response you may ask the Council to
undertake a review of the response.

 

An applicant must submit a request for a review no later than 40 calendar
days from the date of receipt of our response.  Please submit any request
for a review to [1][email address]  or by writing to The
Freedom of Information Officer, Taunton Deane Borough Council, The Deane
House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1HE.

 

We will undertake an internal review and issue a response within 20
working days of receiving a request for an internal review. The 20 days
will commence on the first working day after the day on which we receive
your request.

 

It will help us deal with any request for a review if you explain clearly
the reasons for disagreeing with the Council’s decision.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied after that review you can appeal against
the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner:

 

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel No: 01625 545700
Fax No: 01625 545510

 

Regards

 

FOI Administration Desk

Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

 

 

 

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