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The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland : A comparative analysis

Liddle, Calum and McMenemy, David (2015) The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland : A comparative analysis. Legal Information Management, 15 (3). pp. 195-202. ISSN 1472-6696

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Abstract

In this tenth anniversary year since freedom of information came into force north and south of the border, the authors, namely, Calum Liddle and David McMenemy, undertake an in-depth comparative evaluation of the parallel cost exemptions found in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Does Scottish FOI indeed afford a more generous disclosure entitlement? And are applicants, in turn, employing comparatively weaker rights when requesting information from analogous English and Welsh authorities? A statutory analysis of the home nation provisions is complemented by case law and a nod to contemporaneous events.