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Publicly-Owned Not-for-Profit Energy Company live date and costs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
15 Nov 2019
Publicly-Owned Not-for-Profit Energy Company live date and costs: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02373
Date received: 20 Oct 2019
Date responded: 12 Nov 2019
Information requested
  • In respect of the Publicly-Owned Not-for-Profit Energy Company which the First Minister announced in October 2017 would be established by the end of the current Scottish Parliament term can you please advise on the currently envisaged "go-live date – FoI/19/02373.
  • Also can you please advise on the total costs to date, both in terms of internal and external consultants, incurred by the Scottish Government in terms of reports, studies, consultations, planning and the like – FoI/19/02373.
Response

1. The answer to your question ‘In respect of the Publicly-Owned Not-for-Profit Energy Company which the First Minister announced in October 2017 would be established by the end of the current Scottish Parliament term can you please advise on the currently envisaged "go-live date’:

A letter, dated 9 October 2019, from Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, gives the latest update on energy company progress. This is publicly available at: https://www.parliament.scot/S5_EconomyJobsFairWork/Inquiries/20191009-POEC-MinEIC.pdf

2. The answer to your question ‘Also can you please advise on the total costs to date, both in terms of internal and external consultants, incurred by the Scottish Government in terms of reports, studies, consultations, planning and the like‘ is: Total costs to date: £483,076.10 inc VAT

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