Update: Appeal upheld, see https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/children_and_social_work_bill_pl?nocache=incoming-900882#incoming-900882.
Leeds City Council’s original approach to their commercial interests:
Our reliance on the exemption was based on the prospect that other authorities might be able to improve their own submission to the DfE for funding, or to pre-empt our proposal in some way. This could then mean that the Council’s “financial” interests would be prejudiced and therefore disclosure would be detrimental to the Authority.
They now say or acknowledge,
our arrangements for discharging our statutory duties towards children are generally not “commercial” in nature and so the exemption would not be engaged
However, they now deny that they have any “detailed plans”. Continue reading Freedom of Information review request to Leeds City Council