Publication scheme

Each government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.

This information page was withdrawn on

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is now the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities please see our latest publication scheme

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

This includes:

What we spend and how we spend it

This includes:

How we make decisions

This includes:

Other classes

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.

Alternative formats

If you would like information in an alternative format, we will take reasonable steps to make the material available. Please email, 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