A council has complained about the cost of Freedom of Information, again. 

The BBC report:

Calls have been made to change the Freedom of Information Act after a town council complained that the number of requests it receives hampers its work.

Prestatyn Town Council in Denbighshire has received nearly 600 questions and information requests in the past three years, mostly from one individual.

Its clerk said dealing with them last year took 30-40% of his time, which equates to about £17,500 in salary.

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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.