Commercial prejudice: the importance of precise and limited redactions – Panopticon

Posted August 20th, 2012 in appeals, contracts, freedom of information, news, public interest, tribunals by sally

“In the recent decision in UK Coal Mining v IC, Nottinghamshire County Council & Veolia [2012] UKUT 212 AAC, the Upper Tribunal has dismissed an appeal concerned with section 43(2) of FOIA (commercial prejudice): the First-Tier Tribunal (decision EA/2010/0142, on which see our post here) had been entitled to find that only very limited redactions could be made to provisions from a PFI contract for a waste incinerator. Upper Tribunal Judge Wikeley’s decision, while largely fact-specific, illustrates two significant points.”

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Panopticon, 17th August 2012