Publication Scheme

Publication scheme

We operate a Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI).

FOI and the related Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by ourselves.

Find more about Freedom of Information and EIR and how to request information.

The FOIA aims to promote openness and accountability amongst public authorities and 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.

We are fully committed to making as much information as possible available and is committed to open and transparent government.

We already publish a large amount of information through a variety of media: our websites, the press, newsletters and other publications.

We have adopted the definition document for principal local authorities approved by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). This commits us to make information available to the public as part of our normal business activities.

Our Publication Scheme shows the types of information that we will routinely make available on our website

Find out more about the Freedom of Information Act

View the ICO definition of documents