Universities in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick and Wolverhampton have been accused of secrecy after refusing to answer questions on spending on flights, hotels and expense claims.

The group was among 24 universities out of 155 who failed to respond to a Freedom of Information request from the University and College Union (UCU).

A report, based on data from the FoI request, showed university bosses were spending as much as £60,000 a year on air fares and enjoying first class and business class flights.

Reported by the Birmingham Post. You can read the full story here. 

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.