FOI Publication Scheme
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Public Authorities must produce a publication scheme. A publication scheme sets out the kinds of information that a public authority should make routinely available. The information should be easy for the authority and any individuals to find and to use and is a scheme which will be updated regularly as new documents become available.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has developed a Model Publication Scheme which broadly classifies information at a high level and states what information can be routinely provided. These classes of information are:
- What we do and how we do it
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and Registers
Services Provided by the Council
These seven classes of information are described further in our publication guidance document which details the information that we have made routinely available. A large amount of this information is available on our website and the quick links or document files can be found within the guidance document.
The majority of this information is free of charge. Where a charge is to be made, this is detailed in the guide or on the website link.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the publication scheme or by searching on our website please telephone our contact centre on (01642) 774 774 for assistance.
From 1 September 2013 the Council is also required to publish any datasets that have been requested, together with any updated versions, unless it is not appropriate to do so. A dataset is a collection of information in electronic format which is made up of basic facts relating to Council functions and services, which has not been materially altered since it was recorded. All published datasets can be found in our publication scheme guidance document.
Unless otherwise stated, all datasets published by the council can be reused with no charge in accordance with the terms of the Open Government Licence
. All data used should be attributed to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.