Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives you the right of access to recorded information held by us. The act includes all public authorities from large government departments to small primary schools. 

Information exempt from a Freedom of Information request

There are some types of information that we do not have to provide under the Freedom of Information Act. 

For example

  • personal information
  • commercially sensitive information
  • information that we do not hold

The Freedom of Information Act only covers recorded information. There is no obligation for us to create new information in response to a request. We will not engage in speculation and opinion unless this is already recorded.

Further help and advice 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is an independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. Get guidance from the ICO website

Download our Freedom of Information Policy (PDF 380KB)

You can request access to the personal information we hold about you.

Please contact our information governance team if you need any further help and advice.