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This book by has just arrived - looks very useful for journalists using
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14 days ago by paulbradshaw
Mind the transparency gaps in UK public services (both of them) - Open Contracting Partnership Open Contracting Partnership
The example I gave earlier was not hypothetical. Fire safety surveys by a construction company (Carillion) showing defects in a public-private partnership (PPP) hospital where not subject to the FOI regime as they were deemed not to be held directly by the government body concerned (in this case a National Health Service Trust) but by its contractor (the private PPP entity).

The report cites similar concerns with access to information on fire safety from contracted-out local housing trusts in the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire where flammable cladding fuelled the blaze, killing 72 people.  
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23 days ago by paulbradshaw
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the News UK team are up next pitching a Slack bot to help facilitate cross-border collaborations
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24 days ago by paulbradshaw
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Good example of a) why it's useful to use to request correspondence about a previous FOI request, and b) why i…
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25 days ago by paulbradshaw
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I've just received several megabytes of data about the sale of Shire Hall in response to an request. Thanks to…
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5 weeks ago by PhilRodgers
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The request asked for copies of relevant instructions from councillors, but none were provided in the response…
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5 weeks ago by PhilRodgers
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New information about Castle Mound and the Shire Hall site revealed by an request from . Emails sugg…
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5 weeks ago by PhilRodgers
Campaign for Freedom of Information » London councils’ FOI performance assessed
 report (FOI Good Practice: A survey of London local authorities) also reveals that some councils have special procedures for handling requests likely to attract unwelcome publicity, which are a cause for concern, and identifies errors in some councils’ internal guidance which could lead to requests being wrongly refused.
Some councils have been able to 
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6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
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Really fascinating stuff upcoming at - research, learning, ideas on , , . Hope there…
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6 weeks ago by sdp
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Campaigner Andrew Rowson is using to question apparent anomalies in 's published spending data. T…
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8 weeks ago by PhilRodgers

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