Common FOI requests

RequestLink to Information
Chief Executive's Salary The salary paid to the Chief Executive is available to view online.
Senior Officers Salaries The salaries of senior staff are available to be viewed online.
Councillors Allowances and Expenses The amounts paid to Councillors can be viewed online.
Council Meetings, Agendas and Minutes Information on the Council's meetings including agendas and minutes is available online.

Public Health Funerals

We are frequently asked for information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the council is not required to provide information that is already reasonably accessible. Information on deaths without next of kin and/or public health funerals are available from the Treasury Solicitor's Department Bona Vacantia Division.

In addition to this, the information you requested with regard to the date of birth and last known address are on the death certificate. This information is accessible from the General Register Office.

Under Section 31(1)(a) of the Act, an exemption applies where disclosure would be likely to prejudice a range of investigations and conduct, including the prevention and detection of crime. Disclosure of information on the assets of estates of deceased individuals, before steps had been taken by the Treasury Solicitor to secure the assets, could interfere with the statutory function to collect bona vacantia (ownerless goods) vested in the Crown and would provide an opportunity for criminal acts to be committed. Therefore it is not considered to be in the public interest to release this information for the reasons stated above.

This is in line with recent decision notices issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office; namely FS50584670 Birmingham Council and FS50586033 Barnsley Metropolitan District Council. 

Under Section 41 of the Act - information provided in confidence. The council has a duty of confidence, not only to the deceased but also to any surviving relatives who may not yet have been traced. The disclosure of the information would constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

Under Section 43 of the Act - commercial interests: that disclosure of the information may prejudice the commercial interests of another person as the information could provide the recipient with an unfair advantage.

For Section 31 and Section 43 above (qualified exemptions), and following legal advice received from the Treasury Solicitor, it is not considered to be in the public interest to release this information for the reasons stated above.

National non-domestic rates

The following information is available about national non-domestic rates (business rates):

  • National non-domestic rates credits
  • New national non-domestic rates occupiers
  • All national non-domestic rates accounts

National non-domestic rates

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This information is for Quarter 3 (1 October 2016 to 30 December 2016 ) and was updated on 5 January 2017. Information for Quarter 4 2016/17 will be available from April 2017.

Anti-social behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Number of applications for Community Triggers 2015/16  4
Number of times the threshold for review was not met 2015/16 4
Number of case reviews carried out 2015/16 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made 2015/16 0

Pet shop licences

Pet shop licenced addresses up to 31 December 2016.

Pet shop licences

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Taxi enforcement income and expenditure 2014/15

Employees - taxi team £128,087.00
Employees - admin £6,337.00
Employees - management allocation £57,064.00
Supplies and services - taxi team £72,099.00
Support services - taxi team £59,210.00
Support services - management £22,944.00
Total expenditure £345,741.00
Total income -£323,016.00
Net expenditure £22,725.00