Freedom of Information Request

Digital poverty/digital exclusion

Received: 23 May 2022

Under the Freedom of Information act 2000 I would like to know what budget/policies your council have put in place to combat digital poverty/digital exclusion (such as lack of access to devices/internet or digital skills training) over the last 3 years.

Please break down by financial year, and include the following:

* Amount of money/budget spent (£) on devices, digital skills training or anything else across each of the last three financial years (or as far back as you can provide)
* Amount of devices donated to families, schools, or charities in need
o Please also include a breakdown of each device type (i.e. laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and associated costs
* A list of any specific policies, activities or consultations introduced to tackle digital poverty

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download