A Scottish Council is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to fight a Freedom of Information decision in the Supreme Court. 

The Scottish Herald report:

A CASH-STRAPPED Labour council is risking hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money in a bid to keep potentially damning information about sexual discrimination and unfair pay a secret from the public.

In the first case of its kind involving a Scottish public body, South Lanarkshire Council is to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against a ruling by the country’s freedom of information (FoI) watchdog.

The local authority has already had its case thrown out by Scotland’s highest court, the Court of Session, but is now mounting a last-ditch appeal in London on July 8.

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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.