Category Archives: Freedom of Information

Act Now’s FOI Practitioner Certificate: The Story So Far

At the end of 2018 Act Now announced the launch of its new FOI Practitioner Certificate. In keeping with the company’s ethos of delivering on the ground practical training, the new course is designed to meet the needs of practitioners … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches New FOI Practitioner Certificate

  Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new FOI Practitioner Certificate. This course is one of the first of its kind, in a way that only Act Now delivers – practical, on the ground skills … Continue reading

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Revised S.45 Code of Practice under FOI

GDPR has taken the limelight from other information governance legislation especially Freedom of Information.  In July 2018, the Cabinet Office published a new code of practice under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) replacing the previous version. … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information: New Draft S.45 Code of Practice

Amongst all the hype about GDPR it is easy to miss developments in other areas of information law.  In November 2017, the Cabinet Office published the revised code of practice (under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016/17

Last month, Margaret Keyse, the Acting Scottish Information Commissioner, published her annual report for 2016/17.  Amongst other laws, Ms Keyse enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The report reveals that during 2016/17: Public awareness of FOISA remained … Continue reading

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Councillors, council tax arrears and FOI

Some council chiefs, as well as some councillors, do not like the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) claiming, amongst other things, that it costs too much and is used to request trivial information. Against this backdrop, how do council FOI … Continue reading

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New Local Government Transparency Code Consultation

The Local Government Transparency Code is due to be updated once again to require local authorities to proactively publish even more information. The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to require councils to publish: more information about land and property assets they … Continue reading

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