Photo: Flickr/Mrmanc under creative commons licence

The number of Freedom of Information requests being made to central government may be beginning to even out, the latest government figures show.

In recent years the number of requests which have been made in the second part of the year has slowed down and not been able to keep up with the cold winter months.

The government figures, which were published for April to June and can be found here, said:

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 18.04.23

This graph from the BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum shows how they may be levelling out:

Meanwhile the usual FOI poor performers are at it again…

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.