Publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights.

About the scheme

The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information. The information we release in accordance with the publication scheme represents the minimum we must disclose.

If you would like information not listed in the scheme, you can request it by submitting a freedom of information request.

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

Our priorities and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Transparency Code 2015

We also publish information that is specifically required by the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

Updated: 30 May 2019