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What they don’t know: “information not held” responses

11th June 2021 by Myfanwy

Under the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to ask public authorities for information. If they hold the information you’ve requested, in most cases they must release it. ‘If they hold it’ is a key point: of course, if the body doesn’t have the data you’re asking for, they can’t provide it, and…

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Through SocietyWorks we provide expertise to local government and the public sector, the profits of which are used to fund our charitable work through mySociety.

Built around the needs of councils and their residents, our complete suite of local authority services incorporates highways and environment reporting, waste management, FOI, licensing and more. SocietyWorks also provides a service discovery programme for local authorities, aimed at helping to scope out and refine services that citizens will want to use.

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mySociety convenes the renowned TICTeC (The Impacts of Civic Technology) series, bringing together civic tech organisations, policymakers and the global research community to enable better sharing of technology, insights and experience.

Videos and supporting materials from all our previous TICTeC and TICTeC Local events are available on our website.

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mySociety research site

mySociety’s original research contributes new knowledge and enables crucial evidence-based development of policy and practice around digital participation, transparency and accountability. Find what's available for open reuse in our research portal.

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The data underpinning our research and generated by many of our services is free for reuse via our data portal at data.mysociety.org. Many of our services have API access for bulk download of data and incorporation into other civic services.

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