Freedom of Information is about making the work of the Council open and clear to our customers. In turn, everyone can see the way taxpayers money is spent, and so develop a culture of trust and confidence across government.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Since 2005 all requests for information received by a public authority have to be answered in accordance with the Freedom if Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which says:
All FOI requests must be answered within 20 working days, as well as practicing greater openness, we also need to protect certain information that would cause harm etc.
The Council must adopt and maintain a ‘Publication Scheme’ (A one-stop document with information that our customers would find useful e.g. Budgets and contact details).
Please click here to read the Freedom of Information Act 2000, also avaliable in Chinese, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.
Would like to make an FOI request?
If you would like to make a request for information then contact us at:
01452 396 967
Freedom of Information
Gloucester City Council
Under the Freedom of Information Act the Council may charge for providing information.
1. Prescribed costs
These costs will be applied when it will cost the Council more than £450 to process the FOI request. This includes determining if we hold the information, finding the information and retrieving the information (£25 per hour for staff time).
Disbursement costs will be applied when there is a cost to processing an FOI request such as reproduction (paper, toner etc), postage and providing information in a specific format, if required.
Last Modified: Wednesday 21 March 2012