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Accountant in Bankruptcy - flights taken by staff: EIR request

Published: 12 Mar 2020

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Published:
12 Mar 2020
Accountant in Bankruptcy - flights taken by staff: EIR request
FOI reference: FOI/202000015262
Date received: 6 Feb 2020
Date responded: 11 Mar 2020
Information requested

"Please can you provide the following data for each of the past 5 years.
The number of (a) domestic and (b) international flights taken by staff in each of the last 5 years.
Please provide all information held relating to the above request, including but not exclusively all information held in the following formats: email, internal messaging, hardcopy, letter, file, report, graphic and publication.”

Response

1.  I enclose a copy of the information you requested.
2.  The tables contain information on numbers of flights taken by AiB staff. This information was sourced from information provided by the Scottish Government travel provider ‘Redfern’ (since 2016) and from financial records of all travel requests since 1 January 2015.
3.  The answer to your question is contained in the following supporting information and Tables 1 and 2 below.
4.  The tables show number of single flights with supporting information on how many of these were comprised of a return journey.
5.  Domestic flights taken by AiB staff are predominantly to either London or Belfast to engage with UK Insolvency Services and Department for the Economy Northern Ireland respectively. 

6.  International flights have been taken mainly by AiB’s Executive Directors and all have been to attend International Association of Insolvency Regulator (IAIR) annual conferences, regional (Six Nations) meetings of IAIR and an UNCITRAL meeting.

Table 1 – Number of domestic flights taken by AiB staff - 1 January 2015 to 2 March 2020

 

Domestic flights

(number of flights taken)

 

 1 Jan 2015 to 31 March 2015

14

This is comprised of 7 return journeys

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

14

This is comprised of 7 return journeys

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

1

This was 1 part of a 4 journey trip

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

7

This is comprised of 3 return journeys and a single journey

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

6

This is comprised of 3 return journeys

1 April 2019 to

2 March 2020

25

This is comprised of 11 return journeys and 3 single journeys

Table 2 - Number of international flights taken by AiB staff - 1 January 2015 to 2  March 2020

 

International flights (number of flights taken)

 

1 Jan 2015 to 31 March 2015

0

zero

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

2

This is comprised of 1 return journey

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

3

This was 3 parts of a 4 journey trip

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

0

 

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

12

This is comprised of 4 returns and one 4 part journey

1 April 2019 to

2 March 2020

9

This is comprised of 4 returns and one single journey

7.    Information relating to AiB flights and travel can be found in the following publications on the AiB website:

8.    AiB have previously published financial data on flights up to May 2017. The related information is on page 22 of the full FOI response can be found on the AiB website.
9.   
AiB previously published Statements of Expenditure on the AiB website. The publications for 2014-15 and 2015-16 report expenditure on international travel only. 
10.  Available itineraries are attached. 
11.  Tables of information attached for 2015 through 2016 are taken from AiB financial records.
12.  Tables of information attached for 2016 through 2020 are taken from AiB contract management records.
13.  Tables of information attached for 2019 through 2020 are taken from AiB travel management records.


AiB, in partnership with Trees for Life, has set up a corporate grove in the Caledonian Forest to help offset our carbon footprint and 600 trees have been planted.  AiB intends to make future contributions to Trees for Life in a continued drive to offset our carbon footprint alongside other efforts to reduce our emissions.

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