The ICO exists to empower you through information.

Read the Freedom of Information Act in full:

There are a number of Statutory Instruments which relate to the Freedom of Information Act. This is legislation which provides more detail and in some cases further obligations for organisations. Relevant Statutory Instruments include the following:

Other Statutory Instruments relating to the Freedom of Information Act, including those which amend the list of bodies covered by the Act, are available on

The Section 45 Code of Practice sets out the practices that public authorities should follow when dealing with requests for information under the Act.