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19058 – Non-disclosure agreements

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Ref: FOI/19058


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 1st May 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many non-disclosure agreements has your fire and rescue service agreed in each of the calendar years of, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (as much info as possible)? Please provide individual figures per year. Please also provide reasons for the agreements being agreed where possible (e.g. 2 whistleblower complaints). Please provide the total number of NDAs but also the different types of NDA agreements (e.g. whistleblower complaint/ / sexual harassment complaint etc.). Please make clear if the agreements concern commercial companies rather than employees. As this figure is less than 10 we are unable to provide the exact number as it may be identifiable to individuals.

  1. B) Please provide the total amount of financial compensation awarded as part of these agreements for the entirety of this period in £. The total sum of payments made for compromise eg. Along with a breakdown of the money paid out each year.


Please see attached.

Non-disclosure agreements for, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 1.0 Download

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