Partial disclosure

A tribunal has partially upheld the Information Commissioner’s decision that a performance-related payment scheme applying to senior board members of the Olympic Delivery Authority fell within an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act. However it ordered disclosure of some of the requested information ruling that there was a pressing social need to disclose information about maximum bonuses, and the percentage of the maximum actually received on the basis of the nature of the project, amount of public funding involved and the level of remuneration. There was not such a need in respect of details of performance targets not completed to 100% satisfaction. The tribunal drew a distinction between corporate information for public inspection and intrusion into an individual’s life which could have an effect on career progression and self-esteem.

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