Perth and Kinross Council hired the singer – the ex-husband of glamour model Katie Price – last November.

Details of the bill for Perth’s Christmas lights switch-on ceremony were only made public after a secrecy row.

The local authority had to be ordered to release the figures after claiming a Freedom of Information request for the sum involved would be a “breach of confidence”.

Reported by the Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.