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FOI 13801

Council direct communication magazines

Request

1) The amount spent in pounds sterling on any council direct communication magazines (eg. Brent’s The Brent Magazine), broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive (I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure);
2) How often any council direct communication magazines are produced (ie. annually, quarterly, monthly);
3) How many copies of any council direct communication magazines are printed each issue;
4) The name and address of the company that designs and/or produces the content for any council direct communication magazines, if not an in-house production;
5) The amount paid in pounds sterling to the company that designs and/or produces the content for any council direct communication magazines, broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive (I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure), if not an in-house production;
6) The name and address of the company that prints any council direct communication magazines, if not an in-house production;
7) The amount paid in pounds sterling to the company that prints any council direct communication magazines, broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive
(I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure), if not an in-house production; and
8) A PDF copy of the latest issue of any council direct communication magazines.

Response

In response to your FOI request, I can confirm the following:

1) The amount spent in pounds sterling on any council direct communication magazines (eg. Brent's The Brent Magazine), broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive (I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure);
2014/15 - £4,608.75
*Note - This was the only year a magazine was produced
2) How often any council direct communication magazines are produced (ie. annually, quarterly, monthly);
Only one produced in October 2014.
3) How many copies of any council direct communication magazines are printed each issue;
30,500 copies were printed
4) The name and address of the company that designs and/or produces the content for any council direct communication magazines, if not an in-house production;
N/a in house production
5) The amount paid in pounds sterling to the company that designs and/or produces the content for any council direct communication magazines, broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive (I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure), if not an in-house production;
N/A
6) The name and address of the company that prints any council direct communication magazines, if not an in-house production;
Newham Council,
ICT Finance and Admin Service,
2nd Floor West wing,
1000 Dockside Road,
London
E16 2QU
7) The amount paid in pounds sterling to the company that prints any council direct communication magazines, broken down by financial year, from 2012/13-2016/17 inclusive
(I understand the 2016/17 figure may not be a full-financial year figure), if not an in-house production; and
2014/15 - £1,333.75
*Note – other costs for 2014/15 were for distribution of the magazine
8) A PDF copy of the latest issue of any council direct communication magazines. N/A