The complainant has requested various pieces of financial information concerning Westminster City Council’s (‘the council’s) budgets for 2011/12 and 2012/13. The council refused the requests under section 14 of the Act, arguing them both to be vexatious. In addition, the complainant raised concerns that the information should have been routinely published under the council’s publication scheme. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has met its obligations under section 19 of the Act, but has incorrectly deemed the request vexatious under section 14. The Commissioner requires the public authority to provide the complainant with a response to the request which complies with the requirements of section 1(1) of the Act or issue a valid refusal notice complying with section 17(1) of the Act.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 14 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 19 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50454133
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527907