Each government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.
You don’t need to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for these.
MHCLG’s publication scheme information
All of the information is set into ‘classes’. These classes are:
Who we are and what we do
- staff data and organograms
- permanent secretary data
- workforce management information
- special advisers data
- ministerial data
What we spend and how we spend it
- spending over £250
- business expenses and hospitality for senior officials
- senior employee salaries
- exceptions to spending controls
- prompt payment data
- Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre spending
- spending data for arms length bodies
- local government fire service expenditures
How we make decisions
We also publish information on:
- what our priorities are and how we are doing
- our policies and procedures
- lists and registers
- the services we offer
We generally won’t publish information that is:
- protected from disclosure
- in draft form
- no longer readily available
Archived information previously on our website is available from the National Archives website.
Local government transparency
Details of council expenditure over £500 are available for all local authorities.
If you would like information in an alternative format, we will take reasonable steps to make the material available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, giving the title of the publication, and your address and telephone number.
If the information is not here
If the information you would like is not published under this scheme, you can make an FOI request.
Charges for information
Any information published on this site is free of charge - if you would like a print out sent to you, we won’t charge you for single print outs. If you would like multiple print outs, it’s 10 pence a copy.
For further information or any queries about our publication scheme contact:
Knowledge & Information Access Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2nd floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street