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FoIA reveals excessive RDA bonuses despite their planned abolition

Regional development agencies (RDA) handed out £2.16m to their staff despite the fact the Coalition had already announced they would be scrapped, The Telegraph reports.

Figures released under the FoIA to Tory MP Jake Berry revealed 2,026 staff from nine …

NHS FoIA whistleblower invited to meet Scottish health secretary

As Request Initiative blogged last week, one of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s nurses recently exposed severe malpractice in his own hospital via a Freedom of Information request.

Nurse Rab Wilson gained access to reports on incidents, which, according to the …

Climate scientists support Request Initiative’s appeal for GWPF to reveal funders

The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports today on next Friday’s Information Rights Tribunal when Request Initiative will appeal for the Global Warming Policy Foundation to reveal the identity its seed funder.

The newspaper says leading climate scientists are backing the appeal, …

Scotland’s ICO envisions FoIA future

Kevin Dunion, Scotland’s soon-to-depart Information Commissioner, has suggested that the FoIA be ammended in a number of ways to ensure it continues to be a useful piece of legislation.

The Times, The Herald, The Sun, The Telegraph and The …

MoD’s radium-polluted sites exposed

The Ministry of Defence has come under heavy criticism after a Freedom of Information request exposed a list of 13 Scottish sites contaminated with potentially lethal radiation.

Fife’s Dalgety Bay, Moray’s RAF Kinloss, Argyll’s RAF Machrihanish base and the former …

Prince Charles to appeal tribunal’s decision

Prince Charles will appeal the Information Tribunal’s ruling to disclose data about the Duchy of Cornwall under the Environmental Information Regulations.

The Prince, who’s reputation suffered after an FoIA investigation by The Guardian revealed his secret vetoing of House of

Ian Brady’s secure hospital home to extremely violent patients

Moors murderer Ian Brady is spending his days with patients that abuse and attack Ashworth Hospital’s staff at least once a day, The Daily Mirror reports.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that since 2007, there have …

Housing developers’ secret lobbying revealed

The UK’s biggest housebuilders have been lobbying cabinet ministers to introduce a planning clause that would boost their business prospects, The Guardian reports.

Documents revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, exposed the chiefs of housing firms, including Barratt, Bovis …

AP publish global review of FoIA laws

The Associated Press published today an extensive report on the efficiency of Freedom of Information legislation in the countries that have passed the Act.

AP has put FoIA to the test around the world and discovered that although 105 governments …

David Cameron forced to answer questions over publicly funded flat refurbishment

David Cameron will be forced to reveal the expenditure on the lavish refurbishment of his bathroom according to the Information Commissioner’s ruling, the Daily Mail, the Herald, the Sunday Mirror, the Guardian and the Telegraph report.

The …