FOI Request - Trading Standards Department

Request 101001982172

1.  What was the size (FTE staff) of your trading standards department in 2002/3, 2007/8, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18 and now.
2.  How many FTE staff in each of the years in 1. are dedicated to trading standards work.
2a. How many of the staff are qualified trading standards professionals those holding DCATS, DTS, CTSP or equivalent.
2b How many are unqualified staff but carry out trading standards work?
2c How many are dedicated to providing admin support?
3.  Do you share responsibilities for trading standards work with other local authority?  If so, when did this begin?
4. What was the size of the trading standards budget in all the years under 1.
4b What is the projected budget for the next financial year
5. How many complaints did your trading standards department deal with in each of the years mentioned in 1.

Response 03-12-2018

1.  

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 – 8.55 FTE
2016/17 – 6.44 FTE
2017/18 – 6.44 FTE
Current 5.24 FTE

2.  

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 – 7.55
2016/17 – 6.44
2017/18 – 6.44
Current 5.24 FTE

2a.

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 – 6.55
2016/17 – 4.55
2017/18 – 4.55
2018/19 – 3.55

2b

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 – 1
2016/17 – 2
2017/18 – 2
2018/19 – 3

2c

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 – 0
2016/17 – 0
2017/18 – 0
2018/19 – 0

3.  No

4.

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2012/13 - £363,070
2016/17 - £322,280
2017/18 - £324,531
2018/19 - £324,053

4b The same as this year’s.  Budget savings for next year are still under consultation and won’t be confirmed until Jan/Feb 2019.

5.

2002/3 – In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.
2007/8 – 1,345
2012/13 – 1,297
2016/17 – 528
2017/18 – 547
2018/19 – 290

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