FOI/2016/19

The Request

received on 20 april 2016

Dear Team,

FOI Request.

Are you please able to provide me with the total expenditure of the British Council in the following countries for the last three available financial periods.

• China
• Japan
• South Korea
• France
• Spain
• Germany
• Mexico
• Brazil
• South Africa

Thank you

Our Response

Responded on 20 may 2016

Case Reference: FOI/2016/19

20 May 2016

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 20 April 2016 concerning the total expenditure for British Council operations in nine countries for the last three available financial years. 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.

Please find below the requested information.

 

Financial Year ( Amount in £)

Country

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

China

   58,699,492

  70,655,573

    74,542,268

Japan

     7,609,688

    7,171,503

       7,044,686

South Korea

     9,262,589

    9,556,914

    10,398,045

France

     9,386,190

  10,886,594

    11,421,222

Spain

   48,261,168

  52,137,197

    49,228,885

Germany

     4,306,156

    3,465,427

       3,620,734

Mexico

     5,305,488

    6,132,514

       7,767,568

Brazil

     8,293,458

    8,098,719

       6,879,931

South Africa

     3,413,201

    3,996,562

       4,045,968

 

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:

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)

Information Governance and Risk Management 

British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester
M1 6BB
Email: IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org

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
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely