A college has been ordered to release the amount of money staff recieved as pay offs, after a Freedom of Information request. 

The Oxford Mail report:

A FURTHER education college which branded questions about “cash for silence” agreements with departing staff as “harassment” has been ordered to disclose the payments.

The UK’s data watchdog said Oxford & Cherwell Valley College (OCVC) was wrong not to respond to Graham Roberts’s requests about the cash.

He used the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) – which gives a right to information from public bodies – to ask about so-called compromise agreements.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.