Finance and corporate governance

requests relating to budgets and expenses including salaries, pensions, pay scales, contracts and trade union subscriptions.  Also how the Fire Authority is run and how decisions are made.

Media Subscriptions


Tuesday, 12 December, 2017


Friday, 12 January, 2018

Request detail: 

Which newspapers, magazines, journals & online subscriptions did the organisation procure or receive free during the year 16/17?

NJC 5 Workstreams


Friday, 22 September, 2017


Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Request detail: 

I would like to request information pertaining to any trials your FRS has undertaken as part of the NJC workstreams as set out below.

1.      Emergency Medical Response
2.      Multi Agency Response
3.      Environmental Challenges
4.      Youth and Social Engagement
5.      Inspection & Enforcement

I would be grateful if you will provide answers to the following questions

Training Budget


Wednesday, 2 August, 2017


Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Request detail: 

Q1 What is the brigade overall training budget in the last three years?
Q2 What is the annual budget for purchasing equipment for training on average?
Q3 What immersive training tool does the brigade use currently? (For example, Hydra System)

Sky Lanterns


Friday, 21 July, 2017


Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

Request detail: 

Date range to be used 21.07.2014 to 21.07.17

1.What is the total number of FOI requests you have received in the period set out above, please provide answer on a month by month basis

2.How many of the total number were replied to within 20 working days please exclude those that you were or are considering a public interest on.

3. As of todays date how many FOI's ( excluding this one) have you not answered within the 20 working days

4. How many breaches of the FOI act have you had recorded against you please provide the nature of  the beach



Thursday, 15 June, 2017


Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information

a)The total budget for the Fire Service for each year from FY 2006/2007- FY 2016/2017 or, if that is not possible, starting with the earliest figures available

b)I would also like to know how much of the annual budget for each year stated was raised through central government funding, and how much was raised through other sources such as council tax

Clinical Governance


Friday, 3 March, 2017


Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Request detail: 

Please may you tell me who is responsible for the Clinical Governance of the medical supplies carried on your equipment and the medical training of your crew members?

Maverick Spend


Thursday, 8 December, 2016


Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Request detail: 

1. Please find below the details of my Freedom of Information request.


Find out the percentage of maverick spend within an organisation
Find out how this is being prevented

Maverick spend

What is the total percentage of spend classed as ‘maverick spend’ across your department in the following financial years?

*Maverick spend is defined as any purchase made outside of the remit of the procurement function.


Maverick spend percentage

Maverick spend total

2012 – 2013

2013 – 2014

Copy Paper


Thursday, 8 September, 2016


Wednesday, 21 September, 2016

Request detail: 

1. What was the latest price paid per ream (500 sheets) of standard white copier paper (80 gsm or equivalent)? 

2. If the answer to question 1. is not representative of a usual price paid, what is the average price paid per ream of copier paper during financial year 2015/16? 

3. How many reams of copy paper were purchased during the 2015/16 financial year? 

HR and Payroll Software


Wednesday, 1 June, 2016


Thursday, 23 June, 2016

Request detail: 

I would be grateful if you could answer my queries to the following questions

 1. When your current contract with HR and Payroll software expires. 

 2. Where/if services will be tendered.

 3. Are you joined to another fire service or police service with regards to the above


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