01 Jun: This freedom of information request should be a hot potato !
Reply promised by 28 June 2016.
I would expect that there will be no gagging orders at all… I certainly hope not… A gagging order implies the possibility of something nasty in the woodpile. Not the sort of thing FOS should be involved with.
We shall see…maybe ?
UPDATE 1: 29 Jun: FOS can’t answer this in the legal time permitted… and have advised the response will be “slightly” delayed. “Slightly” means a 3 week delay, while FOS decide how to handle this request. Now promised for no later than 18th July 2016.
UPDATE 2: 18 Jul. Details now published !
After a full 3 weeks further thinking about it, ( 7 weeks in all), FOS finally produce these figures on the last day. The figures are mildly shocking, but simple enough. I can’t see why it took 7 weeks to comply with the FOI request. Even now, the PDF file is marked as a draft, but it’s probably the final answer.
Over the past five years, settlement agreements have been put in place for 4 executive team members; a total of £267,256. (£66.8k each on average), and 57 other employees; a total of £1,501,287. (£26.3k each on average).
FOS refer to these agreements as settlement agreements, and they have declined to publish the requested policy documents on the grounds it will affect their commercial interests.