FS50824660

The complainant has requested information with regards to a public service contract. Wakefield Council (the council) refused the request relying on section 43(2) of the FOIA – commercial interests – and section 36 of the FOIA – Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs. During the Commissioner’s investigations the council provided a redacted version of…

FS50867605

The complainant has requested information relating to “criticised experts” or equivalent lists (parts 1 and 2 of the request) and particular guidance documents (parts 3-5 of the request). The CCRC provided information in response to parts 3-5 of the request but made some minimal redactions to third party personal data contained within its guidance under…

FS50819028

The complainant has requested information held by Hastings Borough Council (the council) that relates to proposals for a water drainage system following landslips in Hastings Country Park. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council is entitled to rely on regulation 12(5)(e) as its basis for withholding some of the requested information, and the public interest…

FS50871232

The complainant requested from North Lincolnshire Council (the Council) information in relation to a planning application. The Council provided some information and stated that it did not hold the remainder. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has, on the balance of probabilities, disclosed all the information it held within the scope of the request,…

FS50847077

The complainant has requested a list of schools and trusts receiving loans or grants from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) along with the amount of any financial assistance and terms of any repayment. The request was refused under section 36(2)(c) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the public authority has correctly…

FER0885458

The complainant requested information relating to a noise abatement notice served by Sheffield City Council (the Council) on one of its residents. The Council refused to provide the requested information, citing Regulation 13(1) (personal information) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that Regulation 13(1) was applied correctly. The Commissioner requires no steps to be…

FS50872894

The complainant requested information from Aylesbury District Council (“the Council”), which now forms part of the new Buckinghamshire Council, about the date that a change to the council tax banding for a specific property was approved. The Council initially considered that the request was not a valid request for the purposes of the FOIA. Following…

FS50897723

The complainant has requested information regarding an alleged breach of the Insolvency Rules. The Insolvency Service relied on section 21 of the FOIA (reasonably accessible) and section 40(2) of the FOIA (third party personal data) to withhold information. The Commissioner’s decision is that any information the Insolvency Service held within the scope of the request,…

FS50913921

The applicant has requested information relating to a complaint made to the Architects Registration Board (ARB). The Commissioner’s decision is that ARB has correctly cited section 14(1) (vexatious requests) in response to the request. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps as a result of this decision notice. Powered by…

FS50827751

The complainant has requested information from the DVLA on vehicles that have been charged double payments for vehicle road fund licences. The DVLA initially stated this information was not held but after discussions with the Commissioner accepted that the information may be held but stated that it would exceed the appropriate cost limit to comply.…