Freedom of information response

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Publication date: 
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Request: 

Please can I request the following information:

1. HR Manager/Reward and Benefits Manager's name and email address?
2. Number of Council staff who are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)?
3. Number of LGPS members who have an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) set up.
4. For the LGPS members who have an AVC set up, the total amount of AVCs made in the last month.
5. Do the Council offer an AVC through salary sacrifice to LGPS members?

Response: 

1. Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have requested.  We do hold the information but an absolute exemption applies.  Personal Information (Section 40,2)

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under section 40(2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection principles. This aspect of Section 40 is an Absolute Exemption and is therefore not subject to the Public Interest Test.

The names of officers working for the Council is personal data specific to them. It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act. Information can be withheld if its disclosure would be likely to breach one or more of the Principles of the Data Protection Act. There is no prior expectation on the part of team Managers (or other officers working below the level of Director) that their names and job titles / positions would be published into the wider public domain under FOI. A disclosure made under FOI constitutes a publication to the world at large. We believe that to disclose this would be likely to breach the first Principle of the Data Protection Act by unfairly contravening their right to privacy and confidentiality in the work place.

2. 2447 employees are members of the LGPS

3. 7 Employees have AVC set up.

4. £5975.00

5. No

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Where the copyright is owned by Thurrock Council, you must apply to the Council to re-use the information. Please email information.matters@thurrock.gov.uk if you wish to re-use the information you have been supplied. For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

Request reference:
FOI 9967