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This request was for the control totals set by NHS Improvement for each trust for 2017/18, whether or not each trust accepted its control total, and the formula or other method used to determine the control total.
We held the information requested and decided to withhold it under section 22 of the FOI Act.
On internal review of this request, we decided to uphold the initial decision to withhold the requested information to parts 1 & 2 of the request. For part 3 of the request, we provided a link to an indicative methodology and confirmed that the indicative methodology remains unchanged in the final methodology.