Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) is an Act of Parliament that introduced a public 'right to know' in relation to public bodies. It provides a right of access to recorded information held by public bodies (such as Anglia Ruskin University). 

The FOIA applies to more than 100,000 public authorities including Central Government departments, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities, the health service, the police and a range of other public bodies. The FOIA does not affect private sector organisations. 

The FOIA gives people the right of access to information held by or on behalf of public authorities. It aims to give people a better understanding of how public authorities make decisions, carry out their duties and how they spend the public's money. 

Any person can request information under the Act and this includes legal entities such as companies.  

If you would like to make a request for information under the FOIA please follow the link to our How to make an information request

Please note that online training for Freedom of Information is available via Learning Pool. You will need to contact The Records Management Team to obtain your username and password for this. 

Please note that all requests received under the FOIA are managed, co-ordinated and logged by
The Records Management Team