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Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven civil servants at Iain Duncan Smith‘s department for work and pensions have been sacked for using Twitter or Facebook.

The 11 sacked officials are among 116 …

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

Blocking the publication of a report into the risks of NHS reforms is a sign that ministers want to downgrade freedom of information laws, a watchdog …

Public bodies urge FoIA clampdown in post-legislative review

The Telegraph reports that public bodies are urging the government to restrict the Freedom of Information Act, including by charging for requests, as Parliament announces a fourth session of scrutiny for the Act.

The Commons Justice Select Committee will summon …

NHS FoIA whistleblower invited to meet Scottish health secretary

As Request Initiative blogged last week, one of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s nurses recently exposed severe malpractice in his own hospital via a Freedom of Information request.

Nurse Rab Wilson gained access to reports on incidents, which, according to the …