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Former DWP staff working in social security programme claiming excess fares: FOI release

Published: 26 Feb 2019

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

Published:
26 Feb 2019
Former DWP staff working in social security programme claiming excess fares: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00217
Date received: 20 Jan 2019
Date responded: 20 Feb 2019
Information requested

 

FoI/19/00216

The total number of former DWP staff working in the social security programme, agency and chief digital officer areas who have home based working contracts.

The total number of former DWP staff working in the social security programme, agency and chief digital officer areas who still reside outside of Scotland.

The total number of former DWP staff working in the social security programme, agency and chief digital officer areas who do not pay Scottish income tax.

 

And

FoI/19/00217

The total number of former DWP staff working in the social security programme, agency and chief digital officer areas who are claiming excess fares.

How long these arrangements will be in place for and if the staff concerned will retain this if they move to another post either temporarily or permanently.

The cost of these excess fare arrangements during the 2018 calendar year.

Response

 

FoI/19/00216

The answer to your question is

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide  the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s) 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.  The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

 

FoI/19/00217

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide details of the total number of former DWP staff working in the Social Security Programme, Agency and Chief Digital Officer areas who are claiming excess fares, this is because this information is not held broken down to this level of detail.   The information you have requested cannot be supplied under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.  

The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.

The information you have requested about application of the Excess fares Policy is contained within the attached Scottish Government Excess Fares Policy, attached below.

The total amount paid in excess fares allowance for Social Security Directorate in 2018 was £53,091.57 and for Social Security Scotland was £23,416.90.

 

ANNEX

REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION

 

The Scottish Government does not have the information

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because we do not hold the information you requested broken down by the staff members previous employment.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

 

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