Jersey should have a Freedom of Information law from the start of next year.

The island’s Chief Minister has today more details of the new legislation – it includes a proposed cap on the amount of public money bodies should spend on requests for information from islanders.

Explaining the need for changes to original plans for the law, Senator Ian Gorst said: “As work has progressed, some difficulties have been identified with provisions of the law that may cause practical difficulties or have unwanted effects following implementation of the law.”

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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.