Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information:
1. The total amount spent by the local authority on external public relations support.
2. The names of all public relations agencies who received money from the local authority.
3. The total number of public relations staff directly employed by the local authority.
4. The total wage bill of the public relations staff directly employed by the local authority.
Please can you provide all information for the financial year 2019-20, and where possible for the year 2020-21.
I would like to request that any refusal to any part of the above requests (including on cost grounds) be accompanied by a recommendation of how the request may be modified so as to be granted.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
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