The complainant requested information about corporate liquidations. The Commissioner’s decision is that the public authority did not deal with the request in accordance with the FOIA. This is because the public authority provided its response outside the statutory 20 working days and it has therefore breached section 10(1) of the FOIA. A response has now been provided citing section 12(1) of the FOIA to refuse the requested information. However the Commissioner requires the public authority to provide advice and assistance to the complainant with a view to helping him refine his request and bring it within the appropriate limit.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 16 – Complaint Upheld
 UKICO FS50508833
England and Wales
Updated: 07 December 2021; Ref: scu.528990