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A guide to the information the Department for Communities and Local Government publishes.
You can access information which the Department for Communities and Local Government publishes proactively in accordance with its Publication Scheme.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 requires public authorities that are subject to the Act to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme and to publish information in accordance with the Scheme. Our Publication Scheme meets our obligations under the Act and follows the model scheme designed by the Information Commissioner. The Department is committed to making its information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.
Our commitments under our Scheme are to:
Information made available under our Scheme will normally be available through the Department website and can be accessed through the links contained within the Scheme. For people who need information in alternative formats we will take reasonable steps to make the material available and to meet our obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information.
Information held by us that is not published under this Scheme can be requested in writing and its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act.
You can see the classes of information contained in our Scheme and access the guide to information available in each class. Information published under our Scheme will generally be available through our website for a period of one year unless otherwise stated in the guide. The classes of information in our Scheme will not generally include information which is protected from disclosure, is in draft form, or is no longer readily available. Archived information previously on our website is available from the website of The National Archive.
You can find out about our charging policy and whether information is free of charge or on payment.
You can find out about the copyright of our information and arrangements for re-using copyright material.
For further information or any queries about our Publication Scheme contact:
Information Rights Branch
Department for Communities and Local Government
2/A3 Eland House
London SW1E 5DU