Senior local authority officials are lobbying to relax freedom of information law so that they can increase charges, delay responses and reject more requests as “vexatious”.
Repeated attempts by government agencies in Scotland to block public access to information show that freedom of information law should be strengthened, say journalists.
Serco has been fined millions of pounds by the Home Office for failing to meet the terms of its contract to provide accommodation for asylum seekers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Amazon pays more to Fife Council in rates and rent than it does to the UK government in corporation tax, prompting calls for the internet giant to pay its “fair share of tax.”
The Scottish Government mistakenly reveals that Nicola Sturgeon refused to meet an Aboriginal nuclear waste protestor to try and avoid political damage – not because she was too busy.
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the UK government must name the MPs that belong to the European Research Group, which favours a hard Brexit and is led by Jacob-Rees Mogg MP.
A no deal Brexit would put school testing data at risk and could lead to "unacceptable" shortages of teachers, according to documents released by the Scottish Government.
Scottish ministers have the power to halt plans to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in Australia which could breach human rights, according to government advisors.
New data has revealed more than 300 serious welfare breaches during live transport of animals in recent years.