The Freedom of Information Act encourages public authorities to make as much information as possible available to the public proactively.
Under the Act, we are required to adopt a publication scheme which contains information we routinely make available, and ensure that information is published in accordance with the scheme.
Publication schemes explain what information is routinely made available to you, where and when that information is available and whether there will be a charge for the information.
We make a significant amount of information available under our scheme. One of its benefits is that it makes information easily accessible and without charge. This means that, in many cases, the information you are looking for will already be available and there will be no need for you to make a formal request under the Act.
Available information is grouped under seven ‘classes of information’:
Information listed in the publication scheme is available on our website and in print. You can access information:
Most of the information included in our scheme will be current. However, for certain classes of information, it may be necessary to publish the information retrospectively.
Information will not be available through the publication scheme indefinitely. We are committed to providing the public with as much information as is practically possible. It is important that the information we provide is relevant and up to date.