The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

View a full index of our freedom of information and environmental information guidance for organisations.

Advice and assistance

Codes of practice

Confirm or deny

Costs and fees


Deceased people

Destroying information

Environmental information – general

Exceptions – environmental

Exemptions – freedom of information

Freedom of information – general

Holding information

MPs' correspondence


The prejudice test

Property searches

Public authorities

Publication schemes

Public interest test

Refusing a request

Request handling

Time limits for compliance

Vexatious or repeated requests