The complainant has submitted two requests for information to City of York Council (‘the Council’) about the diary of its Chief Executive, Kersten England. The Council refused to comply with the two requests under section 12 of the FOIA because the cost of doing so would exceed the appropriate limit. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly applied section 12 to the requests. However he does not consider the Council has met its obligations under section 16 of the FOIA to provide advice and assistance. The Commissioner requires City of York Council to consider how the requests might be narrowed in scope so that they could be managed within the cost limit, and to communicate its findings to the complainant.
FOI 12: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50566239 and FS
England and Wales
Updated: 10 March 2021; Ref: scu.555386