Publication scheme

The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to transparency and accountability.

The Freedom of Information Act encourages public authorities to make as much information as possible proactively available to the public. We do this by publishing data so the public can understand who we are, what we spend and what we achieve.

Under the Act, we are required to adopt a publication scheme which contains information we routinely make available, and ensure that information is published in accordance with the scheme. Available information is grouped under the following ‘classes’ of information.

Who we are and what we do

What we spend and how we spend it

What are our priorities and how are we doing

How we make decisions

Other classes: publications

We generally won’t publish information that is:

  • Prevented from disclosure by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure
  • In draft form
  • No longer readily available

Requests for information

Charges for information

There is no charge for information that is provided electronically.

If you ask for information available on our website to be provided in paper format it may be necessary to make a charge. Each case is considered separately. For example, if a large amount of photocopying is required, or if the cost of postage of a large volume of paperwork is very high. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Most of the information included in our scheme will be current. However, for certain classes of information, it may be necessary to publish the information retrospectively.

Official requests for information

If you cannot find the information you require after searching the publication scheme and GOV.UK, you may want to submit a request for information.

To do this:

LG20, 9 Downing Street


Please note we cannot accept FOI requests over the phone. FOI requests from anonymous or pseudonymous requesters, that is people who do not give their names or give false names, may not be accepted.

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days.

We welcome your feedback on our progress and your suggestions for data you would like us make available. You can also comment on specific datasets on