Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires all public bodies to adopt and maintain a publication scheme for information.

This should specify:

  • The classes of information which the Authority publishes or intends to publish
  • The manner in which the information will be published

Here is the Broads Authority's Publication Scheme (pdf document) [172kb]

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) also requires all public bodies to detail whether information to be provided is available free of charge or whether a charge is made. The Broads Authority's Charging for the Provision of Information Policy (word document) [129kb] covers the charging policy for requests for information under the Publication Scheme, FOIA and Environmental Information Regulations (2004).