FOI request (FOIR-241587793)
Facilities & Utilities Data Collection
Requested Mon 24 August 2020
Responded Wed 16 December 2020
I am compiling a register of all of England, Wales and Scotland's local authorities' data on their operational facilities management and utilities spend for the 2019 / 2020 financial year.
I would be grateful if you could, as a request under the Freedom of Information Act provide me with the data in the attached spreadsheet for your local authority. I appreciate that there will inevitably be some discrepancy between the way different authorities hold the data and that, in some cases, it may not be broken down into these categories (where integrated contracts have been purchased for example). However, if you could provide as much data as possible, I will manipulate it appropriately.
My aim is to produce a summary report for all of the UK's local authorities so that a meaningful benchmark can be produced to identify areas where authorities are efficient and areas where they aren't - and any obvious mitigating factors around these anomalies. If your team would be interested in receiving a free copy of the summary report, please indicated in the appropriate place on the attached spreadsheet.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.
Please see attached completed form as requested
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested in respect of columns L & N would require us to manually check every invoice for all sites to find the KWh figures, this would far exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit.
We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount.
For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request.
Freedom of Information