Charges under Reg 8 EIR: a Power Cut for Public Authorities – Panopticon

Posted March 26th, 2013 in local government, news, regulations, tribunals by sally

“In Kirklees Council v IC & Pali Ltd [2011] UKUT 104 (AAC) the Upper Tribunal held, in the context of property search information, that reg 8(2) EIR precluded an authority from charging for allowing applicants to inspect information in situ and that a charge was only permissible if copy documents were provided to the applicant or the information was accessed other than by means of in situ inspection. The First-tier Tribunal has revisited the application of the charging rule in reg 8 EIR, again in the context of property search information, in Leeds City Council v IC & APPS Claimants (EA/2012/0020-21) (judgment of 22 March 2013).”

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Panopticon, 23rd March 2013