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Information and data

Find out about our publication scheme, how to make a freedom of information request, our policy on data matching and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

  • Freedom of Information

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 became law on the 1 January 2005.

  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

    The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 came into effect in September 2000.

  • Publication Scheme

    The coalition government has pledged greater transparency across the public sector through publishing data to strengthen accountability to citizens. They believe that greater transparency will reduce public sector expenditure and reduce waste.

  • Transparency and open data

    We are committed to providing residents with information that explains how the Council spends its money.

  • Data matching

    As a local authority we are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. In order to prevent and detect fraud, and in compliance with the law, the Council may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds.

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