Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of information for organisations

Your responsibilities and obligations to freedom of information

If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation to provide information through an approved publication scheme and in response to requests. Find out what you need to do.

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We've highlighted five key questions on freedom of information.

Does the Act apply to me?

How do I answer an information request?

What should I do if an individual complains about an information request?

How should I make information available in a publication scheme?

What should I do about records management?

 

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FAQs

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Useful items


  • Document library

    Full details of all the legislation we oversee, corporate plans, annual reports and more...

  • Legislation

    Read the full text of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. 

  • News and events

    Find out the latest news on data protection and freedom of information.

  • Decision notices

    Want to find a particular decision notice? Use our dedicated search engine.