Dear Budget,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

How much funding have you awarded Cardiff Council?

Please provide annual figures.

Yours faithfully,

Rabyah Khan

BUDG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Generaldirektion Haushalt

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[5][acknowledgement of receipt]RE: access to documents request - Funding -
Oxford City Council and the 11 other entities - Ares(2022)717241  (Please
use this link only if you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien
exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Sir/ Madam,

 

Thank you for your 12 emails of 30 and 31 January 2022. We hereby
acknowledge receipt of your applications.

 

We understand that your request refers to the annual funding awarded to
the following 12 entities:

1.            Oxford City Council

2.            Oxfordshire County Council

3.            Cherwell District Council

4.            Vale of White Horse District Council

5.            South Oxfordshire District Council

6.            Woking Borough Council

7.            Surrey County Council

8.            West Oxfordshire District Council

9.            Tower Hamlets Council

10.          Liverpool City Council

11.          Birmingham City Council

12.          Cardiff Council

 

Your application is currently being handled, but the information is not
contained in any existing documents.

 

For this reason, your request will be considered as a request for
information and not as a request for documents within the meaning of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents.

Notwithstanding this requalification, you will receive an answer by
21/02/2022.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union.

Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

DG Budget Access to Documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Budget

Unit 03 – Strategic Coordination and Communication

[7][DG BUDG request email]

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

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[5][reply to applications received 30/01, 31/01 and 02/02/2022] RE: access
to documents request - Funding - Ares(2022)780495  (Please use this link
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êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Ms. Khan,

 

EU funding is managed by the Commission, jointly with the Member States,
or through implementing partners. The management mode determines the
procedure for applications and how they are evaluated. More information is
available on a [6]dedicated webpage.

 

We refer you to the [7]Financial Transparency System (FTS) regarding your
request for information linked to the following list of entities:

 

1.       Oxford City Council

2.       Oxfordshire County Council

3.       Cherwell District Council

4.       Vale of White Horse District Council

5.       South Oxfordshire District Council

6.       Woking Borough Council

7.       Surrey County Council

8.       West Oxfordshire District Council

9.       Tower Hamlets Council

10.   Liverpool City Council

11.   Birmingham City Council

12.   Cardiff Council

13.   Bristol City Council

14.   Wandsworth Borough Council

15.   Camden Council

16.   Southwark Council

17.   Exeter City Council

18.   Slough Borough Council

 

The FTS is a web search engine for beneficiaries providing information on
funding from the EU budget implemented directly by the European Commission
('direct management') or, as of financial year 2020, implemented
indirectly by other international organisations or non-EU countries
('indirect management'). Moreover, in accordance with Article 38(3) of the
Financial Regulation (FR), some cases are not included in the FTS
publication (e.g. very low value contracts below EUR 15 000 or
confidential contracts). Please consult the [8]FTS FAQ webpage for more
details. In addition, the records for indirect management available on the
FTS show the intermediate beneficiaries of EU funding and not the final
ones.

 

Under indirect management, the obligation to publish information on final
recipients of Union funds is passed onto the entrusted entities, as per
Article 38(4) FR. In doing so, the entrusted entities shall apply their
own rules and procedures as pillar assessed in accordance with Article
154(4)(e) FR.

 

Under shared management, according to the Financial Regulation, the
Commission and Member States shall respect the principles of sound
financial management, transparency and non-discrimination and shall ensure
the visibility of the Union action when they manage Union funds. To that
end, the Commission and Member States shall fulfil their respective
control and audit obligations and assume the resulting responsibilities
laid down in this Regulation. Concretely, it is up to the national bodies
responsible for the management and control of EU funds to ensure ex post
publication. Those bodies shall publish information in accordance with
sector-specific rules. Those sector-specific rules may, in accordance with
the relevant legal basis, derogate from the principle of ex post
publication, in particular for the publication of personal data, where
justification is provided, and taking into account the specificities of
the sector concerned (Art. 63.4 and 38.4 FR).

 

Please keep in mind that the there is a “Quick guide to the FTS website”
on the [9]FTS Help section and that amounts published on the FTS can be
categorized into two groups:

 

1)      at the level of the commitment à the total amount awarded for a
given project (taking into account all beneficiaries and the project as a
whole);

2)      at the level of the beneficiary à the amount for a given project
awarded to a single legal entity. The information at this level is
relevant for multi-beneficiary grants or contracts, where different legal
entities have separate responsibilities and thus can receive different EU
funding for the same project (their individual share of the total amount).

 

·         Commitment contracted amount à the amount from the budget
reserved to cover the costs of a given project. It represents the total
cost of legal obligations that could be signed in the financial year of
reporting. This amount is not updated on the FTS;

 

·         Beneficiary’s contracted amount à the amount from the budget
reserved to cover the costs of a given beneficiary for the implementation
of a given project based on the beneficiary’s role and responsibility. In
case of a multi-beneficiary project, it represents a percentage of the
total cost of legal obligations that could be signed in the financial year
of reporting; a percentage of the Commitment contracted amount (A). This
amount is not updated on the FTS, however, please keep in mind that during
the lifespan of a project a given beneficiary can change responsibility
and thus at the end receive more or less EU funding than the initially
agreed.

 

We hope you find this information useful,

Best regards,

 

DG Budget Access to Documents team

[10]cid:image001.gif@01D3232E.EB1C8920
European Commission
Directorate-General for Budget

Unit 03 – Strategic Coordination and Communication

[11][DG BUDG request email]

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

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