I am looking to get hold of workforce management information data for the years 2011-2020. In line with the government’s transparency agenda, all government organisations are required to report their workforce management information on a monthly basis.
I am able to find the 2018-19 data for the National Archives – at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-role/transparency/our-staff/ – but not the data for the 2011-2018 and April 2019-20.
Please can you provide me with this data, or the link for me to find it myself?
Some of the information you have requested is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOI Act, which exempts information if it is already reasonably accessible by other means. For further information about why this exemption has been applied, please see the explanatory Annex at the end of this letter.
Information Management Data compiled by The National Archives between March 2011 and August 2015 has been published by our former parent department, The Ministry of Justice, on the following webpage.
Similar data covering the period from September 2015 to March 2019 has been published by our current parent department, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, on the following webpages.
Information Management Data for the period April 2019 to March 2020 has been published by The National Archives on the following webpage:
At the time your request was received the link on this page to the 2019-20 Information Management Data was broken, this has now been repaired and we apologise for any inconvenience this error may have caused you.
Section 21: Information readily available to the applicant by other means
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) does not oblige a public authority to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible by other means.
In this case the exemption applies because some of the requested information had already been released by the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on the aforementioned webpages.
Further guidance can be found at: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1203/information-reasonably-accessible-to-the-applicant-by-other-means-sec21.pdf