Publication scheme

The publication scheme specifies the categories of information DECC and its agencies publish and explains how to access that information.

The purpose of the publication scheme is to set out:

  • classes of information we have committed to publishing
  • how this information will be published
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

DECC’s classes of information

The information we publish is set into classes. These classes are:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers

From here you can find information we publish for each class.

Who we are and what we do

Our role

  • DECC’s responsibilities and priorities
  • management and ministerial team information (available on the DECC homepage)

Our structure and staff

Our workforce management information

Our functions

DECC has administrative responsibility for the Energy Act and the Climate Change Act.

See for enacted and revised versions of all legislation.

Our policy pages offer information about legislation relevant to our functions.

The DECC entry on Departments, agencies & public bodies has links to the executive agencies and delivery partners that help us achieve our strategic priorities.

Staff survey

Location and contact details

You can find our contact information on the DECC homepage.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements and budgets

Departmental expenditure

Ministerial expenditure

Cabinet Office publishes lists all overseas visits government ministers have made each year since 1987 that cost more than £500.

Pay and group structure

On 23 May 2012, the government published a review of the tax arrangements of public sector appointees. The review identified the number of off-payroll engagements worth more than £58,200 per annum across government, and made recommendations to improve the tax transparency of these kind of arrangements. The following document is our submission to this review (representing DECC’s position at 31 January 2012).

Our business plan

How we make decisions

Our policy pages provide an overview of our main policy proposals and decisions.

We also use public consultations to help shape our policy decisions.

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts

Requests for information that is not routinely released are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We generally do not charge for the provision of information under the FOI Act or charge for administering subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act.

Lists and registers

Register of gifts and hospitality

Meetings with external organisations

Overseas travel

Registers of interest

Secretary of State’s meetings with senior media executives

We publish a list of meetings between the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and senior media executives. This includes all meetings with proprietors, senior executives and editors of media organisations for both newspapers and broadcast media. It does not include meetings with journalists that ended up in interviews that were published or broadcast. It may also exclude some larger social events at which senior media executives may have been present.

This is the fullest possible list assembled from the Secretary of State’s Parliamentary diary, departmental diary, personal diary and memory. We have taken every effort to make sure this is as accurate as possible but the nature of such an extensive exercise means something may have inadvertently been missed.

How to order alternative formats

You can order a hard copy of all DECC publications or a version of the publication in an alternative format such as audio, Braille and large print.

Email: for further information.