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Housing, rent or relocation allowances for staff (R015931)

Thank you for your e-mail of 21 April 2017 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"I would like to make a freedom of information request for disclosure of the amounts (figures) of payments made by COPFS for housing, rent or relocation allowances,

help with mortgages, for copfs staff including Procurators Fiscal from 2016 January to the date of this FOI request - the total numbers of claims per subject, and figures per subject."

We have now completed our search for the information you have requested.

From January 2016 to 30 April 2017 claims for relocation expenses made by COPFS staff amounted to 82. The total amount claimed was £25,960.

It is not possible to obtain a further breakdown of relocation support costs to provide details of the claims made by individual staff members because each claim is recorded on our system as the type of spend and not per an individual.