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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/02467 Date received: 12 September 2018 Date responded: 9 October 2018
Details of any meetings or correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, minutes of meetings, documents or otherwise) involving Derek Mackay on the topic of local tax/council tax reform from June to September 2018.
Mr Mackay, as Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy & Fair Work has had a number of meetings that are within the scope of your request, including with other members of the Scottish Government on June 12th and with other Members of the Scottish Parliament, including on September 13th.
Unfortunately, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide any further information you have requested because exemptions apply under sections of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002.
Section 29 Documents relating to the formulation or development of government policy:
(a) the formulation or development of government policy.
Section 30 Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs i.e. information which:
(b) would, or would be likely to, inhibit substantially:
(i) free and frank provision of advice or exchange of views
(ii) the free and frank provision of advice for the purposes of deliberation.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House