Freedom of information

Freedom of information guidance:

In brief A public authority need not disclose information following a request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) if: • the...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law rulings relating...

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Reading a request objectively Where a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving public authority...

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In brief This practice note focuses on the key points to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note provides an overview of the exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000...

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This Practice Note considers the implications of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) being within the remit of the Freedom...

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The freedom of information regime in the UK came fully into force in 2005, and is governed by the following key pieces of legislation: • Freedom of Information Act 2000...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of access to information that is held by a public authority. By virtue of this right, any person...

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The freedom of information case tracker records and summarises recent decisions and case law rulings relating to enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law rulings relating to...

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This Practice Note considers the exemption for personal information under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000). Scope of the exemption This is a...

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The freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following key pieces of legislation: • Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) • Freedom of...

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Applicants under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) should have a right to complain to a public authority if their request for information is refused in whole...

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This Practice Note considers the provisions for refusing vexatious or repeated requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000), s 14. Vexatious or repeated...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of public access to information that is held by public authorities which requires a public...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Scope of exemption Disclosure of personal data under freedom of information (FOI) will be exempt if...

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In brief Section 34 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) provides an exemption from the normal section 1 duties—the duty to “confirm or deny” whether...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) creates a public right of access to information that is held by public authorities including government departments, local...

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Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391, there have been arguments that...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) requires public authorities to adopt and maintain an approved publication scheme, which details the authority's commitments...

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In brief A public authority need not comply with a request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) if: • the estimated cost would exceed...

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In brief The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to information held by public authorities. Under this right, any person making a valid...

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