Decision Notices issued by the Information Commissioner will be made available here and can also be found in the Document Library.
A Decision Notice cannot be amended or cancelled by the Information Commissioner, but can be appealed to the High Court on a point of law by the review applicant or the public authority.
The High Court may uphold, amend or cancel the Decision Notice.
Click on the Decision Notice number to view the notice.
|Decision Notice||Date of Issue||
|Description||Outcome for Applicant||Exemptions / Sections|
|6 December 2018||Cabinet Office||Absolute exemption||Not upheld||21(3)(b)|
|6 November 2018||Cabinet Office||Held, practical refusal reason, application of exemption, demonstrating exemption applies Code of Practice compliance||Upheld||11(3)(a),35|
|22 May 2018||Financial Intelligence Unit||Held, practical refusal reason, refusal notice||Not upheld|
|21 May 2018||Department of Infrastructure||Application of absolute exemption (further to DN2017/0004), onus on public authority to demonstrate exemption applies||Upheld||26|
|17 May 2018||Cabinet Office||Application of exemptions, refusal notice, extended processing period||Upheld||35|
|16 March 2018||Department of Infrastructure||Held, searches, application of qualified exemption, advice and assistance, refusal notices, practical refusal reasons, internal review||Partially upheld||30(2)(b)|
|2 March 2018||Cabinet Office||Application of exemptions, personal data, fairness||Not upheld||25|
|27 February 2018||Department of Health and Social Care||Advice and assistance, refusal notice content, information held for the purposes of FOIA, statistical information, late application of exemption||Upheld||4(1), 15, 18, 25, 36|
|15 February 2018||The Treasury||Application of exemptions, personal data, fairness||Not upheld||25|
|22 December 2017||Cabinet Office||Application of exemptions, LPP, PI, application of exemptions to discrete information, records of consideration, PI considerations not generic but relevant to the information sought||Partially upheld||34,40|
|12 December 2017||Department of Education and Children||Statistical information, personal data, future publication||Upheld||25,41|
|4 August 2017||The Chief Constable||Issue of refusal notices, anonymised personal data||Upheld||18, 25|
|2016/0004||21 November 2016||Cabinet Office||Application of exemptions||Not upheld||20, 35(c)|
|2016/0003||26 October 2016||Cabinet Office||
Time for compliance, application of absolute personal information exemption/content of refusal notice
Partially upheld - no action required
|12, 17, 18, 25|
|2016/0002||23 September 2016||
|Scope and reasonableness of searches||Not upheld||Part 2 FOIA, section 14,|
|2016/0001||26 August 2016||Cabinet Office||
Review applicant's complaint about a named officer
Partially upheld - action required
|8, 20, 25(2)(a)|