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Disclosure policy

When making a decision on what information to publish, we are commited to adhering to the following principles:

  • Being open and transparent about the process we adopt and the decisions we make whilst protecting confidentiality.
  • Ensuring that commercially sensitive information is treated confidentially
  • Ensuring we comply with legal duties placed upon us with regard to data protection and the common law duty of confidentiality
  • That any disclosure of information is lawful and proportionate in all of the circumstances
  • Completing a public interest test when applicable
  • Publishing information in an easily accessible format where possible

  

  

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