About Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was introduced to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing the public with the right to request information held by them.
Its aim was to facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money.
Things you can do
- make a request for information. Before you do, please check the information is not routinely published under our Publication Scheme
- browse our Publication Scheme
- contact the Information Commissioner's Office if you are not happy with the outcome of a request