Publication scheme and Freedom of Information requests
The Freedom of Information Act encourages public authorities to make as much information as possible available to the public proactively. We do this by publishing the data that people need to understand who we are, what we spend and what we achieve.
Under the Act, we are required to adopt a publication scheme which contains information we routinely make available, and ensure that information is published in accordance with the scheme. Available information is grouped under the following ‘classes of information’.
Who we are and what we do
What we spend and how we spend it
What our priorities are and how we are doing
How we make decisions
About the Registrar Consultations
Consultations give a formal opportunity for registrants and other interested parties to feedback on matters the Registrar is considering changing.
Our policies and procedures
Lists and registers
The services we offer
Making a Freedom of Information request
The Registrar is committed to the provisions and principles of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FolA’), and has adopted without modification the model publication scheme produced by the Information Commissioner. The Registrar will also look to make information available in response to requests, unless there is good reason to apply an exemption.
Although each request will be considered on its own merits, the Registrar will generally not release papers from an investigation into whether an organisation or individual has complied with the requirements of the Transparency of Lobbying [etc] Act 2014. Section 31 of FOIA (Law enforcement) will apply to these cases, and section 30(2) will also often be engaged where information is provided to the Registrar in confidence during the investigation.
Prior to making an Fol request, you may find it helpful to read the general guidance on how to make a request. However, when making an Fol request to the Registrar, please use the email address email@example.com