The complainant requested a copy of a response to the 2020 University Superannuation Scheme (USS) Consultation. The Governing Body of the University of Sussex refused to provide the information and relied on section 36 of the FOIA (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) in order to do so. The Commissioner’s decision is that the University is entitled to rely on section 36(2)(b)(ii) of the FOIA to withhold the requested information and that the balance of the public interest favours maintaining the exemption. The Commissioner does not require further steps.
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