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FOI 15042

Redundancies

Request

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please detail how many council employees were made redundant (to include both compulsory and voluntary redundancies) during the following periods:

By tax year
April 2011 – April 2012
April 2012 – April 2013
April 2013 – April 2014
April 2014 – April 2015
April 2015 – April 2016
April 2016 – April 2017
April 2017 – to date

Also, please detail how much the council spent on redundancy pay (i.e. gross payments made to those made redundant)during the periods:

By tax year
April 2011 – April 2012
April 2012 – April 2013
April 2013 – April 2014
April 2014 – April 2015
April 2015 – April 2016
April 2016 – April 2017
April 2017 – to date

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Therefore I anticipate a response by 30thJanuary. Some parts of the request may
be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the
right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I wish to receive this information in a Microsoft Excel format. Under no circumstances do I wish to receive the information in a PDF file.

If you require any clarification, please contact me in accordance with your duty under Section 16 to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

Response

1 Please detail how many council employees were made redundant (to include both compulsory and voluntary redundancies) during the following periods:

By tax year
April 2011 - April 2012 No Data
April 2012 - April 2013 No Data
April 2013 - April 2014 No Data
April 2014 - April 2015 No Data
April 2015 - April 2016 7 Employees
April 2016 - April 2017 5 Employees
April 2017 - to date 2 Employees

2 Also, please detail how much the council spent on redundancy pay (i.e. gross payments made to those made redundant)during the periods:

By tax year
April 2011 - April 2012 No Data
April 2012 - April 2013 No Data
April 2013 - April 2014 No Data
April 2014 - April 2015 No Data
April 2015 - April 2016 91,036
April 2016 - April 2017 42,570
April 2017 - to date 60,000