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Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Figures released by the Ministry of Defence show that MDP officers have a total of 314 “open” and ongoing inquiries into possible criminal behaviour by either defence staff or civilian contractors. The list of …

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco group JTI has gone on the offensive over ‘plain’ tobacco packaging with a national ad campaign claiming that the government does not fully accept that it would help cut rates …

Only 34 locals given jobs at BBC Salford exploding claim that move would create work for local people

Only 34 locals given jobs at BBC Salford exploding claim that move would create work for local people

Just 34 local people have been given jobs at the BBC’s £200million new northern headquarters, it emerged yesterday. Out of 2,300 people …

Five officers in Met’s phone-hacking probe face misconduct allegations

Five officers in Met’s phone-hacking probe face misconduct allegations

Five police officers and a civilian worker involved in the Metropolitan police’s phone-hacking investigation have faced misconduct allegations, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The group included three detective constables and a civilian …

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

ICO deputy commissioner advises against FOIA costs

Requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act should remain free of charge, advised Deputy Information Commissioner Graham Smith on Wednesday night at City University.

Mr Smith was addressing a Request Initiative seminar on the Justice Select Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny …

ICO, Campaign for FOI, FOIman and Tim Turner to speak at FOIA seminar

The Freedom of Information Act will be reformed following a Ministry of Justice Select Committee review of the legislation. But how will it change and what does this mean for the journalists and campaigners who use the act? Join Request …

A day in FoIA: Climate change minister faces questions over advisor who lobbies for green energy firm, CCTV cameras in school changing rooms, Officials claim information is costing £38k, Executives’ private health deals at colleges criticised,

Climate change minister faces questions over advisor who lobbies for green energy firm

The climate change minister faced questions last night over his relationship with an advisor after it emerged that he had met corporate clients of her private company.…

Local council staff paid through limited companies to avoid taxes

Council staff are being paid through limited companies in arrangements described as “tax avoidance” , The Daily Telegraph reports. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC Radio 4′s File on 4 programme revealed that nearly 100 highly paid positions …

Lord Lawson’s sceptic think tank not ‘influential enough’ for funder to be named in public interest

Judge Alison McKenna has ruled following an Information Rights Tribunal that the name of the seed funder of the Global Warming Policy Foundation should not be disclosed after a Freedom of Information request because the think tank is not “so …

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