News stories posted during 2014

Court of Appeal rulings strengthens FOI Act and government veto will now exclude environmental information

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12/03/2014 by:

The Court of Appeal has today overturned the government’s veto of an Upper Tribunal decision ordering the release of Prince Charles’ correspondence with ministers.  The Guardian newspaper had applied for the correspondence under the Freedom of...

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MPs urged to bring contractors' information under the FOI Act

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03/07/2014 by:

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) has written to MPs who succeeded in the recent ballot for private members' bills urging them to introduce the Freedom of Information (Contractor Information) Bill. CFOI says that that the bill would...

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FOI private members' Bills seek to extend transparency obligations

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10/11/2014 by:

A private member's Bill, published on 28 October, seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to apply its provisions to private healthcare companies and other bodies seeking health service contracts. If enacted, the Bill would apply to...

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Extending the FOIA to companies? Two trials and one conference mark nearly 10 years of the FOIA entering into force

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27/11/2014 by:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was adopted (received Royal Assent) on 30th November 2000 and entered into force on 1st January 2005. This week: 1. There is a hearing in the Information Tribunal on whether water companies should be considere...

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