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Dates of funding payments and payment conditions to Trades Unions: FOI release

Published: 13 Sep 2018

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

Published:
13 Sep 2018
Dates of funding payments and payment conditions to Trades Unions: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02322  
Date received: 10 August 2018
Date responded: 7 September 2018
 
Information requested
 
Supplementary to FOI/18/01556 and FOI/18/01960 both of which were in reference to grants relating to the Trade Union Fair Work and Modernisation Fund and the STUC's Fair Work: Leadership and Equality Programme. You asked "Can you please give me an indication of when these funding payments are due to be awarded in real cash terms and as such when the conditions of payment are likely to become available." 
 
Response
 
The conditions of grant for both the Trade Union Fair Work and Modernisation Fund and the STUC's Fair Work: Leadership and Equality Programme must be agreed before any payments can be awarded.
 
The offer of grant and associated conditions for the STUC's Fair Work and Equality for financial year 2018/19 have been finalised and are below for reference at Annex A. The conditions of funding have been provided in the form of extracts as the remainder of the relevant documents are out of the scope of your request.
 
With regards to "when payments are due to be awarded in real cash terms" the grant is claimed for in installments against actual, reasonable proper costsincurred in connection with the project. Claims are subject to an approval process and payment of each claim is made as early as possible following approval.
 
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. the process concerning the offer of grant and associated conditions for the Trade Union Fair Work and Modernisation Fund has not yet concluded, and we cannot provide a definitive date on which these conditions will be available. It is however anticipated that this process will be complete within the next 2 months. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you requested.
 
With regards to "when payments are due to be awarded in real cash terms" the grant pertaining to the Trade Union Fair Work and Modernisation Fund is claimed for in installments against actual, reasonable and proper costs incurred in connection with the project. Claims are subject to an approval process and payment of each claim and payment is made as early as possible following approval (claims cannot be submitted prior to acceptance of the conditions of grant).  
 
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