Scottish Public Pensions Agency ICT information: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives.

2. ICT Org Chart- A visual document that presents the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this cannot be sent, please work towards a structure with job titles.

3. ICT Annual or Business Plan- Like the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.

4. ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.


1. The information you have requested is available from SPPA_Digital_Strategy | SPPA (

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

2. Please see Attachment.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the “public interest test”, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

3. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have this information you have requested. An update of the IT Strategy is planned for some point this year.


ICT Project

2020/21 Budget (note 1)



Altair – Aquila Heywood Legacy Contract Software



Altair – Aquila Heywood New Contract Extension



IT hardware and other software licenses





Table 1: 2020/21 SPPA Information Communication Technology (ICT) Budget

Note 1: SPPA Approved 2020/21 Budget

The total ICT expenditure for the 2020/21 financial year is subject to audit and will be published in the SPPA 2020/21 annual report and accounts. Prior to the accounts being published, expenditure is published on the SPPA website each year in accordance with our duties to provide information under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. To be confirmed and published in the forthcoming 2020/21 SPPA Annual Report and Accounts.

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