Olympic stadium contract must be disclosed in full

12 Apr 2016

The First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) ruled today that the concession agreement under which West Ham United Football Club will become the new anchor tenant at the Olympic stadium, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, must be disclosed in full.

The Tribunal agreed with the Information Commissioner that disclosing the contract in full would not be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of either the London Legacy Development Corporation, or of West Ham United Football Club, and that the relevant exemption from disclosure (section 43 FOIA) was not engaged.

A copy of the Information Commissioner’s decision can be viewed here, and the Tribunal’s judgment here.

Further commentary on the judgment can be found here: BBC, The Guardian, Mirror, Daily Mail.

Laura Elizabeth John acted for the Information Commissioner.