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Freedom of information

Freedom of information

These pages tell you how to request information from us under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations, as well as allowing you to view information released under the Act and Regulations. They also explain our publication scheme and give details of the Information Asset Register.

Background information about Freedom of Information policy can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Requesting information

If you would like to request information under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations please write to us at:

Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street,
London SW1H OET

Alternatively you can email your request to

Please be specific about the information you want, as this will help us to find it for you.


Anyone not satisfied with the response to their request may seek a review by writing to the responding official.

The Department's target for a substantive response to a complaint is 20 working days unless the matter is complex, in which case it may take longer. Complainants will be notified of the target date for a response to their complaint and will be kept informed if any delays appear likely. The review will normally be conducted by the relevant Director General.

Anyone who remains unsatisfied with the outcome of a review may appeal to the Information Commissioner, who enforces and oversees the Freedom of Information legislation. Sign up for email alerts