The Request

Received on 16 June 2017

From:  

Sent: 16 June 2017 13:19

To: IG_Disclosures

Subject: Fw: foi request

Can you please supply me with a list of all countries and territories that received support by the British Council in either or both 2015-16 and/or 2016-17 and, showing figures for each of the two years, show the total support given to those countries/territories. For this purpose "support" to include all expenditure in the country/territory directly or indirectly including grants, subventions, funded projects, cost of staff/contractors providing support into the country/ territory, and the full cost of any and all offices/branches and staff located in those countries / territories.

Thank you

 

Our Response

Responded on 17 July 2017

From: IG_Disclosures 

Sent: 17 July 2017 14:45

To: 

Cc: IG_Disclosures

Subject: RE: foi request (FOI_2017_44)

Case Reference: FOI_2017_44

Date 17.07.2017

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 16 June 2017 concerning a list of all countries and territories that received support by the British Council in either or both 2015-16 and/or 2016-17. 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.

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath. 

Can you please supply me with a list of all countries and territories that received support by the British Council in either or both 2015-16 and/or 2016-17 and, showing figures for each of the two years, show the total support given to those countries/territories. For this purpose "support" to include all expenditure in the country/territory directly or indirectly including grants, subventions, funded projects, cost of staff/contractors providing support into the country/ territory, and the full cost of any and all offices/branches and staff located in those countries / territories.

Please find attached the requested information for the financial year 2015/16 and 2016/17. The figures for 2016/17 have been collated from our accounts but have not yet been audited by the National Audit team. The audit process will be completed soon.

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

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures) | Information Governance and Risk Management Team

IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org 

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