FOI Man considers whether DCLG is right to refuse requests from anonymous critics of Eric Pickles My old granny used to use that phrase whenever young FOI Boy misbehaved on her watch. And whenever I …
FOI Man looks at what FOI performance statistics tell us about the attitudes to openness of the rival Mayoral candidates in London
FOI Man suggests that for FOI to thrive, we need to start listening to its critics from within the public sector. And recognising that zombie requesters won’t help.
FOI Man suggests that how an enquiry is badged is irrelevant – it’s other issues that dictate how long a request takes to answer.
The Daily Telegraph has highlighted the tricky issue of redaction. FOI Man reflects on the perhaps surprising difficulties of blanking out a bit of text.
Exemptions have always been contentious. FOI Man provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how the decision to apply them is taken.