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Posts Tagged ‘councils’

Councils’ £1m bill for private detectives

The Telegraph has reported that UK local councils have spent £1million hiring private detectives to spy on people in the past five years.

Information obtained via a Freedom of Information (FoIA) request, reveals that one third of the largest councils …

FoIA survey shows rise in requests and drop in costs

An academic study published by the Constitution Unit at University College, London has concluded there was a 20 per cent increase of FoIA applications to English local authorities in 2010.

As the BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum also comments, the research …