»Stay in touch Sign up to our newsletter for event invitations and the best information law news.

Posts Tagged ‘Request Initiative’

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 …

Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain’s rivers and beaches

Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain’s rivers and beaches

The most persistent and frequent polluters of England’s rivers and beaches are the nation’s 10 biggest water companies, an Observer investigation has revealed.

Pollution incidents, which have included sewage …

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 …

The Day in FoIA: Experts urge government to protect freedom of information law | British firms muscle in on Middle East | Weapons brought to schools

Experts urge government to protect freedom of information law

The government may clamp down on public access to information through reforms to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, experts warned during a public conference in London on Tuesday.

A panel …

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

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 …

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 …

NHS secretary opposes FoIA disclosure quoting ‘chilling effect’

The permanent secretary of the Department of Health, Una O’Brien, is opposing the information commissioner’s ruling for the government to reveal the risk assessments of the government’s NHS reforms, The Guardian reports.

The secretary said that publishing the documents …

Page 1 of 512345