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Freedom of Information Request

Pay and procurement

Received: 19 May 2022

Dear FOI Officer

We are undertaking some analysis of rates of pay and public procurement by local authorities.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please could you provide us with the following for your local authority:

Traffic enforcement
* Does your local authority have responsibility for civil enforcement and car parking services?
* If so, is that service delivered in-house by the council or outsourced to a contractor/contractors?
* If outsourced, please provide the name of the contractor or contractors delivering the service.
* When the procurement contract for this service is set to expire or be renewed and whether there are any break clauses or dates within the contract.

Libraries
* Does your local authority have responsibility for library services?
* If so, is that service delivered in-house by the council or outsourced to a contractor/contractors?
* If outsourced, please provide the name of the contractor or contractors delivering the service.
* When the procurement contract for this service is set to expire or be renewed and whether there are any break clauses or dates within the contract.

Pay rates
Please provide a list of job roles in the following services with the pay point they sit on within the NJC pay spine (if applicable)
* Library services
* Civil enforcement/traffic wardens
* Waste and refuse workers including HGV drivers
* Caretakers, gardeners and parks
* Social workers
* Social care services

Premium rates of pay
* Are there any employees who receive premium rates of pay for working patterns above those set out within the NJC agreement?
* If so, please provide the job descriptions and services they provide and details of the premium rates of pay
* Does your council apply any recruitment and retention premia to help recruit staff into hard to fill roles?
* If so please provide the job descriptions and services they provide and details of the premium rates of pay

We understand that under the Act we are entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request.

Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, we request that you release the most readily available information as soon as possible.

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Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download