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Freedom of Information v Open Government

Transparency advocates may find it bizarre that a report on open government fails to discuss the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The omission of FOIA is no accident, writes Lucas Amin, who suggests the government may try to hamstring the

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

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 …

Sex allegations against 81 BBC staff since Savile; BBC ‘appalled’ by flood of sex allegations against its staff

Sex allegations against 81 BBC staff since Savile; BBC ‘appalled’ by flood of sex allegations against its staff

MORE than 150 allegations of sexual abuse have been made against 81 BBC employees since the Jimmy Savile scandal engulfed the corporation …

Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

More than 57,000 people are on police bail in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to figures obtained by the BBC. In one case a person arrested three-and-a-half years ago remains …

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Tens of thousands of the poorest people in Britain risk being made homeless because of the bedroom tax, according to an analysis of councils’ assessments of the welfare cut.

From last …

Information Commissioner: FoI exemption for private companies is “perverse”

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, joined a panel of experts to discuss the ‘future of transparency’ at City University London last night. The panel discussed FoI requests, the value of openness, and what happens when the need for transparency meets …

Cumbria police staff cleared over crime commissioner’s expenses leak

Cumbria police staff cleared over crime commissioner’s expenses leak

Two Cumbria police staff suspended last month, after details of their chauffeur-driven police and crime commissioner’s travel expenses were leaked to the media, have been cleared of any wrongdoing and will …

Facebook user sacked from DVLA for logging on at work

Facebook user sacked from DVLA for logging on at work

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea had previously dismissed three workers for making “inappropriate comments” about the DVLA, a colleague or customers on social media. The man was …

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