Gupta Family Group: documentation 2016 to 2020

Correspondence, ministerial notes, briefing material and commercial documentation related to the Gupta Family Group (GFG) Alliance.

We wish to proactively publish significant documents regarding the Guarantee and Reimbursement Agreement between Scottish ministers and the GFG Alliance related to the Hydroplant and Aluminium Smelter located in Lochaber that may be of interest as part of a transparent government.”

The documents released are attached in chronological order. Some sections are redacted for data protection reasons and other sections are redacted due to commercial or legal confidentiality

Correspondence between Scottish Government and Fergus Ewing to GFG Alliance and Rio Tinto: September to December 2016

Letter of intent from Fergus Ewing: 9 September 2016
Letter of support from Fergus Ewing: 9 September 2016
Email from Fergus Ewing to Sanjeev Gupta: 10 September 2016
Letter from GFG to SG Officials: 13 November 2016
Letter from GFG to SG officials: 15 November 2016
Letter from Mr Gupta to Mr Ewing: 22 November 2016

Ministerial notes and briefing material relating to the Lochaber Aluminium Smelter: September to December 2016

Meeting with Sanjeev Gupta: 14 September 2016
Meeting note - SG with GFG: 20 October 2016

Commercial documentation relating to the Lochaber Aluminium Smelter: 2016 to 2020

Barclays PPA guarantee analysis
Ernest & Young (EY) comment: 22 November 2016
Ernest & Young (EY) Project Golf II report: 15 December 2016
Guarantee and reimbursement agreement 1: 15 December 2016
Signed amendment and restatement agreement: 3 July 2020
GFG COVID-19 delay agreement: 12 November 2020


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