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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 …

The Day in FoIA: The £million sponsors of the Met Police and the ‘great brain robbery’

Met Police got £22.7m from sponsors, FOI request finds

The Metropolitan Police has received donations and sponsorship worth £22.7m from dozens of organisations over the past five years, the BBC has learned.

The figures were disclosed following a Freedom of …

FOIA without the lawyer: now available on Amazon

Reporters and campaigners have been snapping up copies of a new guide to Freedom of Information stuffed with trade secrets published by The Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Brendan Montague and Lucas Amin, founders of the non-profit community interest company Request

Pressure on budgets makes primary health care trusts limit operations

Pressure on budgets makes primary health care trusts limit operations

Freedom of information requests by GP magazine reveal that 90% of trusts hold back on hip, knee and cataract operations

Pressure to save money has left 90% of primary care …

Tobacco investments to be reconsidered by Norfolk and Essex councils

Tobacco investments to be reconsidered by Norfolk and Essex councils

Two councils in the East region are to reconsider multi-million pound pension fund investments in tobacco before they take a lead role in NHS anti-smoking campaigns in 2013.

The move …

Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google has published sworn declarations from nine engineers, as the company tries to answer claims it orchestrated a cover-up of its collection of personal data from millions of internet

3m savers pay too much tax on their savings

3m savers pay too much tax on their savings – Almost three million pensioners and low-paid workers have paid too much tax on their savings according to new research

HM Revenue & Customs has admitted that as many as 3.5 …

Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were disciplined a total of 992 times for unlawfully or inappropriately accessing individuals’ social security records between April 2011 …

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