30 January 2019
"A major new report has found refusals of Freedom of Information requests are at record levels."
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See: UK: Refusals of FOI requests at record levels as government discloses less and less information (The London Economic, link):
"According to the Institute for Government (IfG) think tank government departments refused to give any information in response to almost half (45 per cent) of FOI requests in the first quarter of 2018.
Analysis of the data shows the first three quarters of 2018 had the highest proportion of requests withheld in part or in full – more than half – since the introduction of FoI in 2005."
See: Whitehall Monitor 2019 (Institute for Government, link)
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