Will I have to pay anything?

Documents that can be identified and obtained via our Publication Scheme will either be available free of charge or with a fee. The scheme will indicate if there is a fee. There may also be a fee for providing information … Continue reading

What happens if I submit a request?

If you submit a request, under the Act, the Council is legally required to inform you: whether or not the information is held at Devon County Council whether or not the information is subject to any exemptions provide the information … Continue reading

What type of information is available?

As a general rule, you are entitled to request any information created within the Council or received from elsewhere and held by us. There are too many examples to list here but may include: agendas and minutes policies reports expenditure … Continue reading

What is the Act designed to do?

It is designed to: encourage greater openness and accountability in public authorities help increase levels of public trust encourage improvements in our interaction with the public. The ‘spirit’ of the Act is of full disclosure although there are some exemptions … Continue reading

What is freedom of information?

It is new legislation which gives you, the public, a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities such as Devon County Council. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows people to see how … Continue reading