From:                                             Freedom Info <>

Sent:                                               09 March 2021 13:58

To:                                                  Louis Holmes

Subject:                                         RE: 23680 - LA fees for 2020/21


Dear Louis Holmes


I am writing in response to your request dated 23/02/2021 .  This has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


You asked for the following information and the Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:


1.       What is your LA’s 2020/21 Nursing Fee Base Rate be? (excluding FNC)



2.       What is your LA’s 2020/21 Nursing Dementia Fee Base Rate? (excluding FNC)



3.       What is your LA’s 2020/21 Residential Fee Base Rate?  



4.       What is your LA’s 2020/21 Residential Dementia Fee Base Rate?  


The answers to the above four questions can be found on the link provided at the end of the refusal notice below:-


The Council does hold the requested information but considers this is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, because the information is reasonably accessible to you by other means, because it is already in the public domain.


Section 21 of the Act provides that:


(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise than under section 1 is exempt information.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a) information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though it is accessible only on payment, and

(b) information is to be taken to be reasonably accessible to the applicant if it is information which the public authority or any other person is obliged by or under any enactment to communicate (otherwise than by making the information available for inspection) to members of the public on request, whether free of charge or on payment.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), information which is held by a public authority and does not fall within subsection (2)(b) is not to be regarded as reasonably accessible to the applicant merely because the information is available from the public authority itself on request, unless the information is made available in accordance with the authority’s publication scheme and any payment required is specified in, or determined in accordance with, the scheme.


Here is where the Council publishes information about adult social care providers


5.       Were your LA’s 2020/21 fee rates based upon an assumed occupancy level? If so, what rate?


No they were not.


If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY.  Alternatively, you can send an email to:


Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.


If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information Commissioner’s website is at and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner’s offices will be closed for the foreseeable future and they are therefore unable to receive correspondence via post. The ICO can be contacted via their contact page, or by ringing 0303 123 1113.


Yours sincerely


Karen Broadbent

Information Governance Team

Governance Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)


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