The Kingston Guardian report:

Nearly a third of Kingston Council’s responses to freedom of information (FoI) requests in an eight month period were sent late.

By law public bodies have to respond to requests within 20 working days.

But more than 30 percent of responses between last October and this July for which the council supplied data – 427 out of 1,401 – came outside the legal limit.

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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.