Shropshire Council issued an enforcement notice over FOI failings

09/05/2023 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued an enforcement notice to Shropshire Council over its handling of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000. In April, the local authority had a backlog of 143 unanswered requests, the oldest dating back to April 2021. 

Phillip Angell, Head of FOI Casework at the ICO, said: “People have a legal right to be able to ask their council about its actions and receive an answer promptly. In its poor handling of FOI requests Shropshire Council has been failing to be transparent and accountable. We’ve demanded it does better.”

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