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Department for Constitutional AffairsFreedom of information

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Home > People's rights > Freedom of Information > Practitioners

Practitioners

This page contains links to guidance and resources for people working in public authorities.

Recommended responses

This page contains a downloadable document of recommended responses to assist public authorities in answering Freedom of Information requests.

Handling specific types of request (including working assumptions)

This page contains links to 'working assumptions', worked examples and other guidance which we have prepared to assist central government officials in considering how to handle requests for certain types of information.

Access to Information Central Clearing House

This page contains information for people outside government and practitioners about the work of the access to information central clearing house, including links to the Clearing House toolkit.

Exemptions guidance

This page contains detailed guidance for government department officials on interpreting and applying the exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act right of access.

Procedural guidance

This page contains detailed guidance for government department officials applying the FOI Act to requests for information.

Fees guidance

This page contains guidance for officials on interpreting and applying the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations) 2004.

Resources and implementation tools

This page contains links to resources and tools for public authorities to use in implementing and fulfilling their obligations under the FOI Act, and promoting awareness of the Act amongst their staff and customers.

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