Staff travel types and costs for Social Security of Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested


You asked for “a full breakdown by type of travel (taxi, train, first class train, cars or otherwise) and cost that staff and senior staff of Social Security of Scotland have taken that Social Security Scotland have paid for in 2017-18 and 2018-19.”




I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in Annex 1. Please see Annex 2 for further details regarding the information that we are unable to provide.

Some of the information you have requested is available from, in particular the Scottish Government’s Travel Strategy and Carbon Management Plan (CMP). Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.


About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

foi-19-00762 Annexes 1 & 2


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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