The Request

Received on 5 August 2015

I am writing to obtain information about the amount your organisation pays to the Confederation of British Industry and its subsidiaries. Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries)
(a) in membership fees
(b) fees for one off conferences or other events and
(c) fees paid to the CBI for any other services.
Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body.
Please provide this information for the period 2009-2015 set out by calendar or financial year.
If you are unable to provide all of this information within the time/cost limit please work up to the limit focusing on membership fees.
Regarding the regional subsidiaries, the full list is here for your reference:
CBI Scotland
CBI Wales
CBI Northern Ireland
CBI East of England
CBI East Midlands
CBI London
CBI North East
CBI North West
CBI South East
CBI South West
CBI Thames Valley
CBI West Midlands
CBI Yorkshire and Humber
CBI International

Our Response

Responded on 7 August 2015

Case Reference: IKM/FOI/2015/60

7 August 2015


Thank you for your request for information dated 5 August 2015 concerning payments made to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and its subsidiaries between 2009 and 2015. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

The British Council have made one payment to the CBI between the years 2009-2015. The total amount was £528.75 and it was to pay for web banner advertising.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Information Security and Governance
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely

Information Policy Advisor: FOI | Global Information Services