The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has praised the BBC and Essex Police for improving their response rates to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Following formal monitoring by the ICO, both organisations were able to show that 95% of requests they received were dealt with within the statutory deadline. In the same news release, the ICO announced that four councils are now subject to formal monitoring following complaints about their slow responses to FOIA requests.

ICO press release – 22 September 2014