The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the "Act") creates a right of public access to information held by three types of bodies: public authorities; publicly owned companies that are wholly owned by the crown or by a public authority; and bodies designated by the Secretary of State that exercise a function of a public nature.

If a body falls into one of these three categories, it is subject to the Act and must make a disclosure in response to all requests for information under the Act unless the cost of compliance with a request exceeds an appropriate limit or a request is labelled repeated or vexatious.

James Sinclair Taylor of our Charity & Social Business Team explains.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Vexatious and repeated requests - Dec 2012.pdf