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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 …

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 …

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 …

The Guardian covers Request Initiative’s findings on drug seizures at 10 popular UK music festivals

Research by Request Initiative is published today in the Guardian. Figures obtained via the Freedom of Information act (FOIA) reveal the amount and nature of drug confiscations at ten of the UK’s most popular music festivals.

Ahead of  2012′s festival …

Jack Straw calls for Freedom of Information Act to be rewritten

The Labour Cabinet minister responsible for the Freedom of Information Act has called for it to be rewritten.

Jack Straw claimed that minutes were not taken of some “high level” meetings in order not to leave a paper trail while …

Number of university students caught cheating almost doubles in three years

Universities disciplined 1,169 students for cheating last year a 92% increase on the 608 students caught out in 2008-09.

And over the past three years, a staggering 3,067 students have been found guilty of cheating after being brought before college …

3000 BBC workers paid through limited companies

Conservative MP, David Mowat has used the FoIA to reveal that “around 3,000″ BBC workers have avoided paying PAYE tax by billing the BBC through personal service companies,reports the Telegraph. Furthermore, 31 of these have not had tax deducted at …

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