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Don’t let the auto-responses worry you

Image by Tonik. White letters on a peg board spell out 'Don't panic'.

6th May 2021 by Myfanwy

We’re seeing increasing instances of misleading information in authorities’ auto-responses, or standardised replies, to Freedom of Information requests. Automated responses can be useful: they are an additional assurance, on top of our green tick, that your request has been received by the authority. Used well, they might point the request-maker towards commonly-requested information, for example,…

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Democracy denied - how do we hold local government accountable?

May
7

Our Research Associate Alex will be speaking at this Research for Action online event on how to work together towards more accountable local government and better…

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