The complainant requested information from Thurrock Council (the Council) regarding its investments in the renewable energy sector. The Council refused to provide the requested information, citing sections 43 (commercial interests) and 36 (prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was entitled to apply the section 43 exemption. The Commissioner requires no steps to be taken as a result of this decision.
FOI 43: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO FS50909957
England and Wales
Updated: 19 November 2021; Ref: scu.653800