The BBC report:

An increasing number of public bodies are failing to respond to Freedom of Information requests, the Scottish Information Commissioner has reported.

In her annual report, Rosemary Agnew said there had been a 14% rise in appeals to her office in 2012/13.

She said 27% of those appeals related to a failure by the public authority to respond – the highest proportion of such appeals to date.

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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 since ever since.