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FOIA extended to cover ACPO, UCAS and FOS

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04/11/2011 by:

The Ministry of Justice announced on 1 November that an order has come into effect bringing the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) under the...

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Consultation on model publication scheme

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04/11/2011 by:

The ICO has launched a consultation on the revision of its model publication scheme, under sections 19 and 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The consultation seeks views on the current publication scheme requirements, and changes to it. H...

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Government Commission to review Freedom of Information Act

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30/07/2015 by:

The government has announced a Commission on Freedom of Information (FOI) to review the way the FOA Act 2000 is working after more than a decade in operation. The government states that it “fully support[s]” this law but that it needs to make sure...

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FOIA may be extended to apply to information about public services provided by contractors

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22/01/2016 by:

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake proposes that major contractors would fall under the FOIA. The Bill, Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill, introduced with all-party support on 19 January under the 10-minute rule, proposes t...

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Campaign for Freedom of Information: FOI Act operates too slowly to contribute to the Brexit debate

12/12/2017 by:

The Campaign’s director, Maurice Frankel, has submitted a witness statement to the High Court supporting an attempt to use the common law and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) instead of the FOIA to obtain government...

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