Freedom of Information statistics

This collection brings together the government's Freedom of Information statistics.

The Cabinet Office has responsibility for Freedom of Information policy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and publishes information on the handling of requests.

Previous editions of FOI Statistics

National statistics

National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

All official statistics should comply with all aspects of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. National Statistics status is awarded following an assessment by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

Freedom of Information statistics were assessed during 2016 by the UKSA. An assessment report was published in July 2016. The Authority judged that FOI Statistics may continue to be designated as National Statistics, subject to implementation of the requirements listed in the assessment report by March 2017.

Cabinet office have published a development plan of its proposed actions to respond to the identified requirements and to ensure the increased trustworthiness, quality and public value of FOI statistics.

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  1. Freedom of Information statistics: April to June 2016

    • National Statistics
  2. Freedom of Information statistics: January to ​March 2016

    • National Statistics