FOI Filer and Archive goes live

The first testing stage of a new website that allows the public to request and track their own freedom of information requests is now live.

MySociety built the site and I’m working with the developers to add more contacts lists and guides for making requests and dealing with obstructive or unhelpful officials.

It’s always been my belief that FOI is for everyone not just journalists or MPs or professionals. It is an important tool for maintaining democracy. How can we be an informed electorate without information? This site gives everyone an equal opportunity to get that information. You shouldn’t have to be in Whitehall, or a member of the media or an elite to find out how public officials are spending your money.

MySociety is a project of the registered charity UK Citizens Online Democracy. If you like what they’re doing, then you can make a donation.

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