Freedom of Information

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

Freedom of InformationThe Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives a general right of access, subject to certain exemptions, to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, which for the purposes of the Act includes universities. The aim of the Act is to promote greater openness and transparency in how public authorities operate and in their use of public funding. 

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

 

Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice

Under the Freedom of Information Act, Universities such as Leicester are classed as public authorities and as such are required to produce and maintain a publication scheme through which information must be made available proactively.

 

University of Leicester Freedom of Information Act code of practice.

Freedom of Information Act (2000)  

Information Request Pack

Basic guidance on how the Freedom of Information Act can act as a tool for researchers who wish to obtain recorded information and/or data from public authorities.

 

How to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Information Commissioner's Office

 

Contact IAS

Further Information about the Freedoom of Information Act can be obtained from:

 

For information about Freedom of Information or to request information.

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