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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Introduction

Business Gateway Fife has regard to the public interest in the information it holds. In order to meet its obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Business Gateway Fife has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015, as described at:

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/ScottishPublicAuthorities/PublicationSchemes/TheModelPublicationScheme.aspx 

Responsibility for the Publication Scheme

Managing Director is responsible for the publication scheme.

When requesting information, please include the following details: your name and address, the information or documents you want to see. Contact details as follows:

Managing Director
Business Gateway Fife
Saltire House
Pentland Park
Glenrothes
KY6 2AL
Tel: 01592 858333

There are no charges for access to company information.

Complaints

If you have a complaint about this publication scheme, you should write explaining your complaint, to:

Managing Director
Business Gateway Fife
Saltire House
Pentland Park
Glenrothes
KY6 2AL

 

Guide to Information

Classes of Information

 

Class 1:  About Business Gateway Fife

Who we are, where to find us, how to contact us and the governance of Business Gateway Fife.

Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services

Comprehensive information on our work and strategy is contained in the Business Gateway Fife website:

http://www.businessgatewayfife.com

Our policies are available on request.

Information brochures are freely available on request for our Investment Funds, Prince's Trust Youth Business Scotland and Business Gateway Services.

Class 3: How we take decisions and what we decide

All decisions are taken by the Board of Directors at periodic Board Meetings. The agenda and minutes of these Board Meetings are held by the Company Secretary and are available on request. Personal or confidential information about employees and clients will not be made available and may be redacted from any FOISA request.

Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it

Business Gateway Fife is a self sustaining business with its own finances; it is not a local authority department. It has no public money to spend. Business Gateway Fife has cash flow management policies, and service contracts. All of these are available to see upon request.

Class 5: How we manage human, physical and information resources

Our human resources are managed through the policies contained in our Employee Handbook. A copy of this is made available to all employees and it is available upon request.

Business Gateway Fife physical resources are restricted to office furniture and equipment.

Our information resources are held and delivered by the Business Gateway National Enquiry Service – see http://www.bgateway.com Business Gateway Fife levy no charges for information accessed.

Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers

Business Gateway Fife maintains procurement practices which are consistent with the EU directives on public procurement and with the Scottish Government policy on sub-threshold procurement.

Class 7: How we are performing

 

Business Gateway Fife publishes Annual Accounts which are available at Companies House. Copies are available from  Business Gateway Fife by request.

Operational progress is reported to the Planning, Enterprise and Protective Services of Fife Council and can be found in the agenda of the Environment, Enterprise & Transport committee of Fife Council - http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=committee.list

Class 8: Commercial Publications

We have no commercial publications

Charges

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.

Information contained in this Publication Scheme can be provided in paper copy for anyone who cannot, or prefers not to, access information contained in websites.