Due diligence on Liberty Steel business plan for Dalzell Clydebridge Steelworks: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please provide me with a copy of the due diligence carried out by Ernst and Young in 2016 on Liberty’s financial standing and business plan to take over the Dalzell Clydebridge Steelworks.


I attach a copy of the information 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 Section 33(1)(b) (Commercial Interests) and Section 38(1)(b) (Personal Data) of FOISA applies to that information. More information on this can be found in the annex of this letter.

Some of these exemptions are subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemptions. Further details of the public interest tests applied to each of these exemptions can be found in the annex of this letter.

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FOI 202200320853 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 202200320853 - Information Released - Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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