Tag: FOI Directory

FOI review: Commission publishes 21 recommendations on FOI Act

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information has published its report on the FOI Act. The five-member commission has recommended 21 different areas of the Act that should change following its review of 30,000 evidence submissions and two oral evidence

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2016: When the Freedom of Information Act will be dismantled

2015 was a year when the Freedom of Information Act came under attack; 2016 could prove to be the year it is damaged. The government’s FOI Commission – the ‘independent review’ of the decade old Act – has been rumbling

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DWP to quietly publish benefited-related death stats before Bank Holiday weekend

The Department for Work and Pensions is finally going to publish information about deaths related to benefit claimants. But it’s going to publish them quietly just before the bank holiday. The Department’s non-disclosure and stalling of the publication caused public

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Cabinet Office refuses to provide more details about FOI Commission

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information was announced exactly one month ago yesterday, but no more information has been given out about its work. Fortunately, now that 20 working days have passed, some information about the review might start

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Timeline: The government’s review on Freedom of Information Act

On a quiet, sunny, Friday afternoon in July the Conservative government announced that it would review the Freedom of Information Act.  A panel – The Freedom of Information Commission (with FOI Commissioners) – was formed to look at the scope

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Government launches action plan for openness, doesn’t mention FOI

The government has launched the next phase of its action plan to make it more open and transparent but… it failed to mention the Freedom of Information Action.  In a speech launching the transparency scheme, which will run from 2016-18,

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