I request the following;
1. For each of the last five financial years (10/11 – 14/15) what was the total number of employees who signed compromise agreements when they left the council?
2. For each of the last five financial years how much was paid in total to departing employees as part of the compromise agreements?
I would like separate entries for each financial year rather than one set of data covering the five-year period.
I am responding to your Freedom of Information request dated 29th December 2015 requesting information regarding employees who have signed compromise agreements in the last five years.
I have to inform you that the cost to the council of determining the information it holds within the scope of the request, locating and retrieving it, and extracting the information covered by the request, would in our estimate exceed the cost limit under section 12(1) and Regulations 3(3) and 4(3) of the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3244). In accordance with the guidance of the Information Commissioner, this includes the cost of collating any information covered by the requests that is subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). The public interest in avoiding the burden to the council’s resources from compliance would outweigh the more limited public interest in transparency in relation to such extensive and detailed correspondence. I am bound to say that it does not appear that a request with such broad criteria as you now seek could be accommodated.