FOI Model Publication Scheme
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Section 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.
The information required to be published is set out under the 6 headings set out below. Within each tab, there is a link to the relevant information.
The Act requires that in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:-
(a) allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;
(b) the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and
(c) publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.
The Scheme is web based and contains links to reference material on our website. The information required to be published is set out under the 6 headings set out below. Within each tab, there is a link to the relevant information.