Sometimes we may need to refuse to provide the information you have requested through a Freedom of Information request.
Both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) allow us to withhold certain information if there is a valid reason for us to do so.
This might be because the information:
- is considered to damage commercial interests
- contains personal information
- is readily available to you by other means
You will always be told whether we hold the information and what exemption or exception has been applied in not providing it.
- List of Freedom of Information Act exemptions
- List of Environmental Information Regulations exceptions
If you disagree with this decision, you can ask for an internal review