Freedom of Information

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives you the right to ask any public sector organisation for all the recorded information they have on any subject. Anyone can make a request for information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights and it regulates public body compliance with the FOI Act.

If you ask for information about yourself, then your request will be handled under the Data Protection Act.

If your request is wholly or partly for “environmental information” the CCG will treat that part of your request as a request under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).

The CCG’s full FOI and EIR Policy is here.

The menu to the right will assist you in finding the information you are looking for

  • Information held by the CCG – Our Publication Scheme
  • Information held by other organisations – Who might hold the information you are requesting
  • Your rights under the FOI Act
  • How to make a FOI or EIR Request
  • How to make a complaint about the FOI service