Freedom of information

Freedom of information (FOI)

The following acts give rights of public access to information that is held by public authorities. They came fully into force in 2005:

  • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • the latest Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

Full details about the FOIA and EIR can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

How can I make an FOI request?

Before considering making a request for information you might like to browse the following resources:

Data protection officer