ICO The complainant has requested information from Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council about the departure of a named council officer. The council withheld the information under the exemptions provided by section 40(2) and section 42(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has correctly applied the exemption provided by section 40(2). However, the Commissioner identified that the council’s response was provided outside of 20 working days, and therefore breached the requirement of section 10(1). The Commissioner does not require any steps to be taken.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 40 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50502536
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.527662