ICO tool kit for handling FOI requests

The ICO has launched an online self assessment tool kit to help public authorities get back on track in handling FOI requests.

The tool kit supports authorities to review strengths and weakness in their processes and build in improvements.

We would urge all public authorities handling FOI requests to have a look at the tool kit – phase one looks at timeliness of responses.

Feedback from trial sites has been positive and the suggestion from the ICO is that the tool kit will become an integral part of ongoing learning and development.

Hempsons would be delighted to work with any authorities looking to improve.