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£500m spent on education of civil servants’ children at private schools

What a rip-toff: Taxpayers spend £500m to send top Government’s officials kids to posh public schools

Taxpayers have forked out £500million in just three years to send top Government officials’ children to posh public schools such as Eton.

A Mirror …

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 …

Freedom of Information requests expose McKinsey’s controversial role in NHS reform

A Freedom of Information investigation by the Mail on Sunday has revealed worrying links of an international management consultancy to the controversial Health and Social Care Bill.

McKinsey and Company has paid for a lavish trip to New York worth …

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 …

SNP slammed for Edinburgh tram project secrecy

The SNP has been criticised for its decision to heavily censor 17 documents released under the Freedom of Information legislation relating to the Edinburgh tram project.

The transport scheme was supposed to receive government support, but John Swinney, the SNP …

Government officials and VIPs ‘jump the queue’ for Olympic tickets

The government has spent almost £750,000 on 8,815 London 2012 Olympic tickets, allocated to officials and VIPS according to the Independent.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 213 …

Three new bodies subject to FoIA

The Ministry of Justice has just increased the scope of the FoIA to include three new bodies, its official website announced this week.

From now on, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the university admissions body UCAS, and …

Hillsborough disaster papers to be released

Two million documents and sensitive Cabinet papers on the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy are to be revealed by the government after a full consultation with the bereaved families, the Independent reports.

The data will shed light on the events that resulted …

Missing Met chief’s dairy halts FoIA request

The Metropolitan Police appears to have lost Lord Stevens’ diary, containing crucial information for the ongoing Leveson Inquiry into the illegal practices at Murdoch’s News International, the Telegraph and the Independent report.

According to the newspapers, the disappearance of the …