Covid-19 notice

Like everyone else at this time, we are very conscious of the fact that public bodies, and ourselves, are currently focussing on minimising health risks and planning for the maintenance of essential services. We understand that resource implications, including redeployment of staff in some areas e.g. to help with tracing may affect the ability of FOI bodies to continue to deliver services within the normal timelines. We would ask requesters and applicants for review to bear this in mind please.

Information you will need to supply

  • Your name, address, telephone number and any other contact details (e.g. email address)
  • The name of the public body
  • The reference number of the public body's decision (if you have it)
  • The correct fee - view our Fees for review
  • If you believe no fee or a reduced fee applies, supporting information
  • Details of the parts of the public body's decision you are unhappy with and which you want us to review

Apply online

We recommend using our online application form. This is the easiest and quickest method of filling in the form.

Apply online

Apply by post or hand deliver

Please note:

  • If you send your application outside of our office hours, we will treat it as received on the next business day.
  • The date of receipt of your email or letter is not the date of the application. The date of the application is the date when we have received both the application and the correct fee.

What happens next

We will acknowledge your application. We will notify you as soon as we decide whether or not to accept your application.