Anticipated reasons for restriction
Contract Award for Local Bus Services
The following relates to exempt or confidential matters (Para(s) 3 of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Govt Act 1972). Any breach of confidentiality could prejudice the Council/person/body concerned & might amount to a breach of the councillors /employees codes of conduct.
Explanation of Reasons
- By Virtue of Paragraph 3
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)
Information falling within paragraph 3 above is not exempt information by virtue of that paragraph if it is required to be registered under-(a)the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006); (b)the Friendly Societies Act 1974; (c)the Friendly Societies Act 1992; (d)the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978; (e)the Building Societies Act 1986; or (f)the Charities Act 1993
Information is not exempt information if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992
Information which-(a)falls within any of paragraphs 1 to 7 above; and (b)is not prevented from being exempt by virtue of paragraph 8 or 9 above, is exempt information if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information
Reason restricted justification
The contract award will contain commercially sensitive information, both in respect of costs and named bus operators. The award of contracts may result in a transfer of service(s) to an alternative operator where a cheaper bid has been submitted, and therefore bus operators will need to be advised of the outcome prior to the information being in the public realm. The outcome may also result in TUPE implications which would impact on individual bus drivers.