Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5316

Date Request Received: 26/09/2019 11:47:36

Date Request Replied To: 21/10/2019 10:17:25

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Request Summary: EU Exit Compliance Costs

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
I would like to request the finance costs (both revenue and capital) incurred in complying with the EU exit operational readiness guidance issued on 21 December 2018 by the Department of Health and Social Care.

This guidance asks NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups to: “Record costs (both revenue and capital) incurred in complying with this guidance. Costs with a direct financial impact should be recorded separately to opportunity costs.”

The guidance can be accessed here:

Please can this information:

Be provided from 22nd December 2018 to the date of this FOI 26 September 2019
Answer To Question 1:
In accordance with Section 36(3) of the Freedom of Information Act the Trust is not obliged to confirm nor deny that we hold the information requested, as this may prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs. Please see attached Refusal Notice.

Please note that in the link provided the guidance is prefaced with '[Withdrawn. This guidance document has been withdrawn from GOV.UK and replaced by How healthcare providers can prepare for Brexit and Actions for social care providers to prepare for Brexit'.
Question Number 2:
Split the costs into a) direct financial impact and b) opportunity costs
Answer To Question 2:
Please see answer to Q1.
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