Freedom of information

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) came fully into force in January 2005. This means that the general public have even greater access to information held by Brighton & Hove City Council than they had previously.

Its provisions affect all public sector bodies from large government departments to small primary schools. 

The act gave individuals and corporate bodies the right of access to all types of recorded information held by local authorities, with the exception of certain specified exemptions (for instance, personal information and commercially sensitive information).

The following document may be read online or downloaded:

Make a Freedom of Information request

To make a Freedom of Information request to Brighton & Hove City Council, please email

Please telephone 01273 295959 if you need further help or advice.

Accessing Information

Review our frequently asked questions about accessing information in our FAQ (PDF 111KB)