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Freedom of Information

Published on 28 July 2021

Ref: FOI/21085


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 1st August 2018

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Please could you provide me with the attached information about your organisation’s ICT expenditure?


Expenditure for ICT is provided in the published transparency reports and falls under the Expenditure Category “Communication & Computing”. A further heading “CIPFA detailed expenditure type” provides headings similar to those in the FOI spreadsheet.

Therefore this information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our ICT expenditure can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:



Cost of permanent and temporary ICT staff.


The cost of ICT staff is listed below:

  2019/20 2020/21  
Permanent IT Staff £2,251,616 £2,278,512 Includes Pay, Ers Ni & Ers Pension Costs but no out of hours allowances
Temporary Staff £173,143 £269,004 As above. Cost represents internal staff only (no agency)

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