Local authorities in line for FOI

Legislation in place from 1st January 2018

Freedom of Information legislation will extend to cover local authorities in the new year, allowing ratepayers from Bride to Braddan to make requests.

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas says this 'next step' in the legislation will come into effect from the 1st of January next year.

So far, two thirds of information requested has been released by government, on topics from the costs of Government House, to the removal of palm trees.

Mr Thomas says it's important to ensure the system is used for the right reasons:

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