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Three year legal battle leads to victory: Tate reveal sponsorship deals with BP

The Tate gallery has been forced to disclose all sponsorship deals with oil giant BP between 1990 and 2006 after a three year Freedom of Information battle.

The figures published on Monday show that the oil giant paid just £150,000 …

Tate must reveal price of BP sponsorship, rules tribunal.

The Tate Gallery must disclose its sponsorship arrangements with oil giant BP in a landmark ruling by the UK’s Information Tribunal after successful campaigning by environmental activists.

After a three-year long tribunal, the Tate is now forced to publish the …

Tate Members Challenge Secret Sponsorship Deal with BP

During the Tate’s Annual General Meeting this evening multiple members of the Tate Gallery openly challenged the art institutions committed secrecy surrounding its partnership with oil giant BP during the run up to an Information Tribunal Judgement that may force

Tate’s BP sponsorship disclosure on trial at Information Tribunal

Tate is to appear before the Information Tribunal on Thursday 18 September in the culmination of an almost three-year long legal battle over its refusal to disclose information surrounding its controversial sponsorship relationship with oil company BP.

Tate has been …

Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Nearly 3,000 children placed in care were repeatedly running away last year, with one able to go missing a total of 67 times in twelve months, figures released today reveal. The …

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

Documents obtained by Greenpeace show officials controlling information about wildlife affected by the disaster

The images from the summer of 2010 were undoubtedly gruesome: the carcass of a young …

The day in FoIA: data breaches, police abuse and the Tate Modern’s turbine

Data breaches 10 times worse, say ICO figures

Data breaches in the UK have increased tenfold in the past five years, figures from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveal.

In local government the increase was 1,609% and within the NHS …

Is George Osborne’s energy stance influenced by Lord Howell, Greenpeace asks

Is George Osborne’s energy stance influenced by Lord Howell, Greenpeace asks

Greenpeace has submitted Freedom of Information Act questions in a bid to discover how many times Lord Howell has met the Chancellor and discussed energy questions. Lord Howell is …

Big business spends thousands to dine with government

Big businesses are paying £1,800 a head to attend exclusive invite-only meetings with civil servants and senior Government staff.

The Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and Telegraph all report on the previously-banned events organised by networking business “Chemistry Club” being attended …

UK government supports controversial and polluting Canadian tar sands

The UK has been secretly supporting Canada in it’s campaign against EU penalties imposed on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, The Guardian has revealed.

A Freedom of Information investigation shows that since September at least 15 high-level meetings have …