Correspondence regarding Scottish Aggregates Levy proposal: FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence between the Scottish Government and the UK Government regarding the Scottish Aggregates Levy proposal and the current UK wide Aggregates Levy. Please provide any letters, emails, phone calls, What’s App messages, etc that are related from May 2021 until the present time.


I attach a copy of most of the information you requested in the attached Annex. However, an exemption(s) under section s.38(1) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This is because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details, 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.

You may wish to contact Revenue Scotland at who may also be able to help you with this request. Further advice can be found here: FOI Revenue Scotland.

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FOI 202300344965 - Information Released - Annex


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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