Information for all

Our 2014/15 Annual Report sets out the work we've done across the year to support the delivery of "Information for All".

Read the report:

Annual Report 2014/15 - Double Page View (PDF - 1.10MB)
Report presented for screen viewing

Annual Report 2014/15 - Single Page View (PDF - 1.25MB)
Report presented for easy printing

Highlights include:

  • Public awareness of FOI is at its highest ever level, at 84%
  • We received 474 total appeals across the year
  • The proportion of appeals we received under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 rose to its highest ever level
  • The number of "failure to respond" appeals we received fell dramatically following our Special Report on the issue
  • The Commissioner found wholly or partially in favour of requesters in 64% of her decisions
  • The average age of cases closed by the Commissioner fell to its lowest level, at 3.18 months
  • 59% of our appeals were from members of the public
  • Public bodies reported receiving 66,804 information requests in 2014/15
  • 94% of the public think that FOI is important in holding public bodies to account
  • More than 200 people from over 30 organisations attended one of our regional Roadshow events across the year

Appeal statistics - by Region and Sector:

Our 2014/15 Annual Report (above) contains details of the appeals received by the Commissioner over the year. Additional spreadsheets, with more information on the appeals received since 2005, broken down by public authority, region and sector, are available below:

Public authority tables by Sector 2005 - 2015 (Excel - 1.6MB)

Public authority tables by Region 2005 - 2015 (Excel - 1.8MB)

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