Devon’s councils have spent an estimated total of £8m dealing with requests for information since 2008.

Figures obtained by BBC Devon showed that about 100 Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests were being submitted every day to 11 local authorities in the county.

Of those, 10 had responded to a total of more than 27,000 requests.

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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.