ERG materials


I understand that as part of IPSA’s assurance review, it scrutinised examples of materials produced by each of the pooled staffing services, including the European Research Group.

In light of this, I would like to request all materials produced by the European Research group that was scrutinised by IPSA as part of its assurance review.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.


The information requested relates to the European Research Group's materials which were reviewed by IPSA as part of its 2016/17 assurance review of Pooled Services for MPs. The original assurance review report can be found here.

IPSA withheld the requested information in accordance with section 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Information Commissioner upheld that decision.

However, on the 23 May 2019, the Information Tribunal in the case of Corderoy v The Information Commissioner overturned the original decision to withhold the requested information.

The Information Commissioner's decision can be found here.

The Information Tribunal decision can be found here.

The ERG materials which were reviewed as part of our original assurance review in 2016, and follow-up in 2017 can be found by clicking on the links below:

ERG Pooled Services assurance review - 2016

ERG Pooled Services follow up assurance review - 2017

IPSA Pooled Services Assurance Reviews
10 July 2019
Exemptions Applied: