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Posts Tagged ‘Accountability’

Welcome to the Request Initiative blog

Request Initiative is launching a blog today that provides advice and guidance for NGOs, charities, civil society groups and individuals. We want to help these organisations use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). If you’re struggling with a request or

3000 BBC workers paid through limited companies

Conservative MP, David Mowat has used the FoIA to reveal that “around 3,000″ BBC workers have avoided paying PAYE tax by billing the BBC through personal service companies,reports the Telegraph. Furthermore, 31 of these have not had tax deducted at …

ICO ruling to expand FoIA scope to private emails and text messages

An upcoming Information Commissioner ruling is expected to expand FoIA’s scope to text messages and private emails, The Guardian reports.

The newspaper says that it has been a widespread practice in government for sensitive communications to be conducted from private …

Police officers evade punishment despite found guilty

Police officers from over 47 forces across Britain are allowed to go unpunished despite facing disciplinary panels, the Guardian, BBC and the Daily Mail report.

The data collected after a freedom of information request by the BBC’s Panorama reveal …