Update July 2021 – Coronavirus: Please be advised that whilst we will make every effort to maintain our very high response standards when responding to requests made under the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act (FOI) or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), it is possible we may take more time than our target timescales to supply information to you. The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when our staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. Thank you for your understanding.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) was passed in 2000 to provide public access to information held by public authorities. Its premise is that people have a right to know about the activities of public authorities, unless there is a good reason for them not to.

We are committed to being an open and transparent organisation and there is already a large amount of information available on our website. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or require more information, you can make a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act, by filling in the general enquiry form.

The Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice requires some Public Authorities to record and publish statistics regarding their processing of FOI requests. Our annual FOI Compliance Statistics Report is updated quarterly to provide details of our performance relating to the requests we have processed; reports for the current and previous years can be accessed below.