London Borough of Croydon (Local Government): ICO 4 Jun 2020

The complainant has requested information about council-owned blocks. The London Borough of Croydon provided a significant quantity of information but withheld some low numbers which, it stated, could not be disclosed without revealing personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Croydon has not applied section 40(2) of the FOIA correctly to some of the withheld information. She also finds that the London Borough failed to issue a refusal notice, or to provide the requested information within 20 working days. Therefore the London Borough breached sections 10 and 17 of the FOIA in responding to this request. The Commissioner requires the London Borough to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation: disclose, to the complainant, the data it has withheld in respect of blocks with six or more units in total.
FOI 17: Complaint upheld FOI 10: Complaint upheld FOI 40: Complaint upheld


[2020] UKICO fs50877727




England and Wales


Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.653662