Guidance

Freedom of Information Code of Practice

Code of Practice issues under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, providing guidance to public authorities on the discharge of their functions and responsibilities under Part I (Access to information held by public authorities) of the Act.

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Freedom of Information Code of Practice

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Summary of Consultation Responses: Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice

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Anonymised Consultation Responses: Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice

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2004 Freedom of Information Code of Practice (Withdrawn)

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Freedom of Information Code of Practice

In response to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information’s report, the government agreed to update the Code of Practice issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act, to ensure the range of issues on which guidance can be offered to public authorities under the Code of Practice is sufficient and up to date. The revised Code of Practice has been issued following feedback from the public consultation held from 15 November 2017 to 2 February 2018.

Summary of Consultation Responses: Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice

This consultation report summarises the public responses to the Freedom of Information Code of Practice public consultation that was undertaken from 15 November 2017 to 2 February 2018.

The version of the draft Code of Practice that was published for the consultation can be found here.

2004 Freedom of Information Code of Practice (Withdrawn)

This is the original FOI Code of Practice that was published in 2004 and has been withdrawn.

Published 4 July 2018