Skill and labour shortages in food and drink 17/04/2023
Corrine Bentham, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland, comments on labour and recruitment data obtained by the law firm through and freedom of information request.
The UK's Environment Information Regulations have enabled researchers and campaigners to force water firms to publish data on river pollution, but they may be scrapped as part of the Brexit process.
Brexit bonfire of EU laws could let water companies conceal sewage discharges, campaigners warn 14/03/2023
The Environmental Information Regulation allows the public to demand data from private water companies, but it is at risk of being scrapped by the Government.
All documents which were requested by the Welsh Government, regarding National Museum Wales's preparedness for Brexit.
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
Ashford Brexit lorry park impact still secret as government rejects Freedom of Information request 10/12/2020
Government officials are continuing to block the release of information about the impact of post-Brexit lorry park holding sites, saying it is not in the public interest.
‘Unprecedented levels of self-harm and suicidal thoughts’ were recorded at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in late 2020
After a Horticulture Week Freedom of Information request to Defra, the Government has disclosed the proportion of plant and seed imports that have been inspected since Brexit.
Campaigners had challenged the Department for International Trade (DIT) over its "hostile approach to freedom of information law".
Ministers refuse to release secret studies believed to show little gain from trade deals with US and Asia 16/02/2020
‘If the government thought it had a very strong case they would publish these studies ... it’s an indication that there’s nothing there’
FoI reveals Home Office details on applications of EU citizens to stay in UK post-Brexit.
The results were obtained by Freedom of Information requests submitted by the London Liberal Democrats and seen by Sky News.
Lincolnshire County Council has refused to release its latest impact assessments ahead of Brexit, claiming it would have a “chilling effect”.
FOI request from Green MP Caroline Lucas denied on grounds it would threaten EU negotiations
Dominic Cummings accused of wrongly carrying out work for Tory party while being paid by taxpayer 10/09/2019
Controversial Johnson aide is reported to be conducting focus groups, Chuka Umunna protests – but freedom of information request is rebuffed.
Government orders hospitals not to reveal Brexit impact assessments to protect 'commercial interests' 21/03/2019
Requests for information about effect on staff numbers and supply of goods and services should be refused, advice says.
Kent councils and emergency services advised by government how to avoid revealing no-deal Brexit plans under Freedom of Information 24/01/2019
Leaked report shows authorities were urged to avoid disclosing ‘potentially damaging information’ on preparations.