Correspondence relating to Scottish Welfare fund: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked us to provide copies of any correspondence (briefings, emails, minutes of calls, minutes of meetings, memos, texts and/or otherwise) between civils servants and/or Special Advisors and/or Scottish Government Cabinet members regarding the Scottish Welfare Fund being more or less effective dependent on the local authority administering it.


Please find attached some of the documentation that you requested. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information), s.25(1) (information otherwise accessible), s.30(b)(i) (free and frank provision of advice), s.30(b)(ii) (free and frank exchange of views) and s.30(c) (otherwise prejudice effective conduct of public affairs) of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply is explained in the Annex.

About FOI

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

FOI202000096504 - Annex A
FOI202000096504 - Annex B
FOI202000096504 - Annex C
FOI202000096504 - Annex D


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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