Shropshire Council (Local Government): ICO 2 Jul 2020

The complainant has requested information about alleged criminal offences committed by councillors. Shropshire Council did not comply with the request and cited section 12(1) (cost of compliance exceeds appropriate cost limit) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that although section 12 of the FOIA applies, Shropshire Council should have applied section 12(2) (‘neither confirm nor deny’ on cost grounds) of the FOIA. The Commissioner does not require Shropshire Council to take any steps as a result of this decision.
FOI 12: Complaint not upheld

[2020] UKICO fs50881473
England and Wales


Updated: 23 November 2021; Ref: scu.653790