2020 worst year ever for UK government transparency

26/10/2021 | openDemocracy

A new report from openDemocracy reveals the scale of the government's attack on the Freedom of Information Act. Only 41% of requests were granted in full, down from 43% the previous year and the lowest since records began in 2005. The Cabinet Office, Foreign Office and the Department for International Trade are the worst-performing departments.  Transparency campaigners are saying there needs to be a “sea change in attitudes towards FOI within Whitehall to avoid it spiralling it into an accountability black hole”. 

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