The 9th annual Jisc infoNet, GuildHE and Universities UK information legislation and management survey shows a significant increase in the number of requests received in 2013.

The number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received by UK universities has risen by 43% in just one year and by 147% in the last five years, based on Jisc infoNet analysis.

The average across the 53 participating institutions was 184 FOI requests with the highest of 426 reported by one participant.

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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.