Public sector information

Public sector 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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Most information produced by central government bodies and government ministers in the UK enjoys Crown copyright status, and the majority of Crown copyright information,...

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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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This Practice Note focuses on the key points for public authorities to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the Freedom of Information Act...

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Historical and policy context Crown copyright came into being as a result of the extensive piracy of government publications during the 19th century, ordnance maps in...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood Definitions 1 In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and...

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A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider that a public...

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Updated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood Where requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 are phrased...

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Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public access to environmental information held by public authorities. The presumption...

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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 poses a risk to businesses through exposure of sensitive commercial information. However, the EIR...

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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephens Harwood 1. Name of applicant[insert details] 2. If the applicant is requesting info on behalf of a third party,...

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[Insert name of public authority] [Insert public authority's address, including postcode] [Insert public authority’s email address or email address of particular public...

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This Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests, public authorities receiving requests, disclosures of information, and the complaint and...

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When responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine whether the information requested is environmental information, and therefore whether...

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Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to environmental regulation because it will determine whether a request for information will be...

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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 key 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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