UK Research and Innovation (Other): ICO 24 Feb 2021

The complainant requested information from Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’), about a successful application for funding for a University Enterprise Zone. UKRI disclosed part of the application, but withheld some information under the following exemptions of the FOIA: section 41(1) – information provided in confidence, section 43(1) – trade secrets, and/or section 43(2) – prejudicial to commercial interests. It also withheld other, discrete information under section 40(2) – third party personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information was correctly withheld under section 41(1) and section 40(2) respectively. It has not been necessary for her to consider section 43(1) or section 43(2).
FOI 40: Complaint not upheld FOI 41: Complaint not upheld


[2021] UKICO IC-43209




England and Wales


Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.659801