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.

£500+ Transactions

Received: 

Friday, 29 November, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

Request detail: 

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from July 2019 to at most a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Pay Scales

Received: 

Monday, 19 August, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 12 September, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,

I am writing to request your assistance relating to the various pay scales within the fire and rescue service for a research project - “Developing Subnational Purchasing Power Parities for the United Kingdom” – undertaken at Birmingham City University (and part funded with a grant from the ONS).

Fire Trading Company

Received: 

Thursday, 8 August, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Shropshire Fire Risk Management Services Ltd is a publicly owned Fire Trading Company of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Authority and therefore subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). However the website does not include any information on the FOIA or an email address to make requests under the Act regarding Shropshire Fire Risk Management Services Ltd.

1. What is the email address for FOIA requests to be made about Shropshire Fire Risk Management Services Ltd?

Procurement

Received: 

Tuesday, 4 June, 2019

Responded: 

Wednesday, 5 June, 2019

Request detail: 

I’m currently doing some research, please can you advise on the following:

 

What procurement system do you use? And is this also where you publish tenders? 
Do you publish tenders anywhere else, if so where? 

For example, your website, Contracts Finder etc

How much do you pay per annum for your procurement software? 

What are the contract start and end dates with the provider and when will the next tender become available? 
How long have you used this software for in total? 
What are the purchasing rules of your organisation?

NDA's

Received: 

Monday, 13 May, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

Request detail: 

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

expenditure over £500

Received: 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 3 June, 2019

Request detail: 

I am looking for some assistance with your organisation’s Spend/Transparency data, available on the following weblink:

https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/expenditure-over-%C2%A3500-quarter

There appears to be no file available for the month of January 2019 to May 2019. Could you advise when the file will be made available to view online? Would it be possible for you to email me a copy of the January 2019 to  May 2019 file?

budgets & headcount

Received: 

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 6 June, 2019

Request detail: 

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

Pensions

Received: 

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Request detail: 

Freedom of Information Request

1) I would be grateful if you could confirm the number of Personal Savings Statements (annual allowance statements) issued to members of the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Firefighter Pension Scheme in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

2) I would be grateful if you could confirm the number of scheme pays elections made by members of the Shropshire and Rescue Firefighter Pension Scheme in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

PR Spending

Received: 

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear FOI department

What was the service's public relations and marketing budget for each of the following financial years...

-2014/15?

-2015/16?

-2016/17?

-2017/18?

-2018/19?

For each of the periods mentioned above can you also provide how much was spent on emergency vehicle maintenance in each financial year?

Additionally, how many staff are currently employed in marketing, public relations and communications based roles?

Of those staff, how many earn above £50,000 per year? How many earn above £100,000 per year?

Injury Claims

Received: 

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

Responded: 

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear Sir/Madam,

1. In the last three financial years (2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18) please provide me with (a) the number of settlements and (b) the total amount paid by the force as compensation to fire service personnel for injuries sustained while at work or as a result of their work duties. (c) Provide if possible a breakdown of the legal costs to the fire service associated with these claims.

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