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Freedom of Information v Open Government

Transparency advocates may find it bizarre that a report on open government fails to discuss the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The omission of FOIA is no accident, writes Lucas Amin, who suggests the government may try to hamstring the

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Nick Clegg was accused last night of mounting a Whitehall cover-up over claims that he helped fast-track Government funds for a charity linked to his …

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles‘s secretive power of veto over new laws has been exposed after Downing Street lost its battle to keep information about its …

Government launches fresh bid to block release of Rowntree files

Government launches fresh bid to block release of Rowntree files

THE Government has launched a fresh bid to prevent The Press obtaining secret documents about Nestlé‘s controversial takeover of York confectioners Rowntree in 1988.

The Cabinet Office is seeking …

Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Some top civil servants have deliberately obstructed plans that ministers want implemented.

That’s the view of the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who in a speech to the Institute for Government last …

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 …

The day in FoIA: Police corruption, undercover infiltration of protest group and Michael Gove withdraws his appeal against ICO

‘Shocking’ level of Met police suspensions revealed

Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers were suspended for corruption over a three-year period, it emerged today.

Figures show that 49 officers were suspended over the allegation, with 15 cases proven, 18 unproven and …

The Day in FoIA: CPS data breach, Prince Charles, Lebanon’s FOIA and the Insanane Clown Posse

CPS grovels after leaking IDs of hundreds arrested during student riots

A botched response to a Freedom Of Information Act request could be about to cost the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dear. Prosecutors have issued grovelling apologies after revealing the …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

Francis Maude: “I’d like to make FOI redundant”

Francis Maude: “I’d like to make FOI redundant”

Cabinet Office minister hopes open data will remove the need for the Freedom of Information Act because “people won’t have to ask”

Francis Maude has said that he would like to make …

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