The Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your right to know

The Freedom of Information Act entitles anybody to ask a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Government departments, for any recorded information that they keep.

This is in addition to individuals' rights of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998, and other existing legislation that already secures public access rights to much information held by a local authority.

The general right of access under the Freedom of Information Act is subject to some exemptions and the act places a number of obligations on local authorities.

How to make a request for information.

Timetable for implementation of Freedom of Information Act provisions

  • An approved 'publication scheme' in operation by 28 February 2003
  • An individual's right to be supplied with requested from 1 January 2005

How can I find out more?

Follow the links on this page to find out how the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act are being implemented at Salford City Council or for more general information, visit freedom of information or Information Commissioner's Office.

Complaints procedure for Freedom of Information Act requests

Any expression of discontent with a decision made in relation to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, will be considered an appeal or complaint and dealt with under this procedure.

Salaries of senior council officers

Details of the salary ranges of all senior posts earning more than £58,200 per annum have been published.

This page was last updated on 10 February 2015

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