ICO The complainant requested information about the nationality or ethnicity of housing benefit claimants in the borough of the City of Westminster. Westminster City Council (the Council) initially denied holding the information. It subsequently confirmed that it held the requested information but said that the cost of compliance with the request would exceed the appropriate limit (section 12 of the FOIA).The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was entitled to rely on section 12. He requires no steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 12 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50502938
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528831