Freedom of Information Act

Your right to know

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 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.

If you are seeking personal information about yourself, you can find out how to exercise this right by checking our Data Protection page.

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

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.

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 a request for an internal review and dealt with under this procedure.

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