Government Wheels Out Big Guns to Fight Freedom of Information Requests

Almost any inquisitive person would love to know more about the inner workings of government. However, as a highly unusual tribunal decision showed, unrestrained freedom of information can have a chilling impact on effective policy-making. The day after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport changed its name to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media[…]

Spotlight on Corporate Democracy as Small Shareholders Take Crushing Loss

Concerns that small shareholders are the victims of a deficit in corporate democracy, having little influence over the direction taken by the companies in which they invest, were highlighted by a High Court case concerning a troubled mining company. Tens of thousands of private and relatively unsophisticated investors were believed to have bought shares in[…]