FS50723217

The complainant has requested information relating to the proportion of the budget for the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) awareness advertising campaign that went towards paying for the right to use a named celebrity’s image in that campaign. The FCA applied sections 40(2) (third party personal data) and 43(2) (commercial interests) of…

FS50755007

The complainant has requested information about research projects funded by named organisations in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO) at the University of Bristol (the university) from1 January 2015 to the date of his request on 6 November 2017. The Commissioner’s decision is that the university is entitled to rely on section 12(1). However, she…

FS50712364

The complainant has requested information regarding the Department for Work and Pensions’ expenditure defending its employees in legal actions. DWP initially informed the complainant that it did not hold the requested information, however, it subsequently amended its position and relied on section 12 of the Act as identifying and collating the information would exceed the…

FS50761729

The complainant submitted a request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) seeking communications between the FCO in London and the British embassy in Washington concerning General Michael Flynn. The FCO provided the complainant with some information falling within the scope of his request but sought to withhold further information on the basis of sections…

FS50795765

The complainant has requested some information from Cambridgeshire County Council (“the Council”) regarding the number of outstanding invoices from different local and non-local suppliers. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the…