The Freedom of Information Act 2000

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act), which has given us important stories such as the MPs’ expenses scandal of 2009, is currently being reviewed by a government commission. The commission is being chaired by Sir Jeremy Heywood, Britain’s top civil servant and a well-known critic of the Act. His goal is to limit it, and so has set up a commission to review it and potentially identify “improvements” that could be made to the Act.

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