Freedom of information

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Hundreds of mentally ill prisoners denied urgent treatment in England
Most seriously ill inmates left to wait in cells often due to bed shortages at secure hospitals, data shows

Tom Wall

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Radical plans to transform NHS drawn up at drug firms and No 10 roundtable
Exclusive: ideas include reducing trial safeguards and allowing startups to harvest patient data

Ben Quinn and Andrew Gregory

04, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Immigration officers placed in 25 local authorities by Home Office, FoI reveals
Embedded officials can pass the details of undocumented people to immigration enforcement

Jack Barton and Jamie Grierson

01, May, 2022 @11:08 AM

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UK’s transparency laws are being undermined, warn journalists
Letter signed by several MPs urges better enforcement of transparency law, as government accused of obstructing requests

David Pegg

06, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers
Ruling builds on recent judgments enhancing rights of reporters to access documents placed before court

Guardian staff

22, Mar, 2022 @2:18 PM

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Damning report reveals details of bullying at helm of Imperial College
President tried to block freedom of information request for report, saying findings were ‘relatively minor’

Ben Quinn

03, Feb, 2022 @6:39 PM

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UKHSA considers legal action against privately run Immensa lab
Watchdog refuses FoI request from Good Law Project to give details of audit

Peter Walker Political correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK officials still blocking Peter Wright’s ‘embarrassing’ Spycatcher files
A documentary-maker has accused the Cabinet Office of defying the 30-year rule in withholding details of the MI5 exposé

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

27, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Private firms working for UK government ‘should be subject to FOI rules’
Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham says existing transparency law is no longer fit for purpose

Jim Waterson

25, Nov, 2021 @7:19 PM

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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges
Inquiry into more than 2,000 treatment sites prompts calls for transparency from Environment Agency

Sandra Laville

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Government ‘unable to locate’ note of Owen Paterson meeting with minister
Admission follows Labour motion seeking to force government to disclose details of call between MP, Lord Bethell and Randox

Jessica Elgot and Rob Evans

17, Nov, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Anger over ‘grotesque abuse’ of £600,000 case to keep Mountbatten papers secret
David Owen condemns Cabinet Office’s ‘waste of public money’ in four-year bid to stop part of archive’s release

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

07, Nov, 2021 @11:15 AM

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