Good Practice Advice

All public authorities are encouraged to read the Decision Notices issued by the Commissioner as some contain general good practice advice.

To assist public authorities in their duties, the areas in which good practice advice has been issued in decision notices is listed below:

Good practice area  

Relevant FOIA or Code of Practice section   

  Decision Notice
Multi-question requests        2016/0003 
Contemporaneous, robust and fully documented reasoning   CoP 3    2016/0003
Content of refusal notices   FOIA 17/18    2016/0003
Clarity of requests, duty to advise and assist, requesting additional information to identify the information sought   FOIA 14/15, CoP 4    2016/0002
'Internal review' & purpose of review   CoP 9    2016/0002