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Posts Tagged ‘FOI’

Parliament to debate new transparency laws which seek to end institutional cover-ups

This Friday will see the second reading of the Transparency and Accountability Bill which, amongst other things, aims to increase government accountability relating to child care proceedings.

Currently, family courts are largely regarded as private affairs, making it very difficult …

Observer Ideas – Edward Snowden on information storage, data mining and political participation

Hosted at Europe’s largest multi-arts conference centre, the Barbican’s primary stage played host to a host of speakers all connected by their struggle for public empowerment.

One such speaker was Edward Snowden on live stream from Moscow, discussing surveillance and

Increased transparency rules for councils

Earlier this week, the government published a new edition of the Local Government Transparency Code that will require local authorities to publish greater details in regards to profits and assets.

Announced by the department for Communities and Local Government, local …

Top Tips for FOIA: Grazing Top Ten (Part 2)

Following on from last weeks post on the Grazing technique, here are tips numbers six to ten on how to make a successful Grazing request under the Freedom of Information Act.

The first five of our Top Tips can be …

Top Tips for FOIA: Grazing Top Ten (Part 1)

As stated in last weeks blog, there are two different approaches to making a request. This post is going to focus on the Grazing technique, targeting information which does not fall within the scope of any exemptions.

At the most …

Top Tips for FOIA: Mining or Grazing

Have you ever considered using the Freedom of Information Act or would like to but don’t know where to start? Have you tried using it but with little success or been treated to repeated exemptions. In this series of posts …

MPs use children to claim more expenses

MPs use children to claim more expenses

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has given the MPs special dispensation to claim higher expenses to rent bigger properties and to pay for their children’s travel.

The rules were relaxed in 2011

Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

TAXPAYERS were billed more than £73,000 for consultants to help prepare beleaguered NHS chief Sir David Nicholson …

Met Police pay out £360,000 for wrongly ramming doors down in raids

Met Police pay out £360,000 for wrongly ramming doors down in raids

The financial fallout due to Metropolitan Police officers ramming down doors at wrong addresses to carry out police raids has come to light for the first time.

With …

Cameron, Blair and their ‘grubby deal to censor Iraq inquiry’

Cameron, Blair and their ‘grubby deal to censor Iraq inquiry': Key evidence has been held back in return for ex-PM’s neutrality at election, claims former foreign secretary

David Owen has accused Tony Blair and David Cameron of striking a secret …

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